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Drugs worth Rs. 20 lakh recovered as Ludhiana police raids 2 warehouses

DrugsLudhiana, Oct. 4, 2013 –

The local police on Thursday raided warehouses at Pindi Street, the whole sale medicine market, and recovered drugs worth ' 20 lakh.

The police conducted the raid after getting search warrants from court. They had raided some warehouses at Transport Nagar around 10 days ago, and recovered psychotropic drugs worth more than ' 7 crore. A case was registered against three in this context.

During investigation, the police found that some more unaccounted drugs were stored in various warehouses in Pindi Street. Following that a joint team of anti-narcotic cell and CIA staff conducted raids there.

Sub-inspector Harbans Singh, incharge of anti-narcotic and anti-illicit liquor smuggling wing, said at least 4.10 lakh sedative pills, capsules and injections were recovered from the warehouses.

Police commissioner Paramjit Singh Gill said a special investigation team had been formed to investigate the case. He said it had come to light that the main accused, Pawan Goyal and Sumit Goyal, had no firm registered in their names, and were running the business on the licence of pharmacist Rajinder Singh.

Rajinder told the police that he came to know that the accused were operating illegally on his licence and had already written to health department to cancel his licence.

The police commissioner said Rajinder was also under scanner. The accused Pawan Goyal, Sumit Goyal and Kapil Soni are at large.

*HT Media Ltd.