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Ahead of New Year's Eve, 4 university students held for involvement in narcotics racket

The accused have been arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 30, 2017 13:58 IST ]
The students have been arrested for their alleged
The students have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a narcotics supply racket.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested four students of the Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Amity University for their alleged involvement in a narcotics supply racket.

As per reports, the accused have been arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).

The agency has recovered 1.14 kg of charas (cannabis) and three LSD (Lysergic acid Diethylamide) blot papers from the students which was supposedly to be supplied to the New Year party circuit of students in and around Delhi University's's North campus.

"Aniruddh Mathur, Tenzin Phunchog and Sam Mallick are all abusers of charas and used to get it from Gaurav. They have also informed that abuse of drugs is rampant in the Delhi University campus area. They have given information about drug peddlers and others involved in the racket which is further being verified," NCB Deputy Director General (North) SK Jha said.

Gaurav, a student of the Hindu College, was named as the kingpin of the racket by the NCB, which added that the charas was being allegedly sourced by these students from Himachal Pradesh.

 

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