Suspected drug-peddler arrested in English Bazaar

MALDA
27 Oct 2018

Excitement gripped Banshbari area under English Bazaar police station on Friday after a youth, who introduced himself as Jayanta Das, a habitant of Durgabari area was caught raid handed by locals with large quantity of suspected articles claimed to be narcotics by the mob.
According to locals, the youth was found trying to hand over packets of white powders to youths of the locality. Malay Basak, a resident of Banshbari area alleged that the youth was found circulating suspicions elements, which we believe to narcotics, at the locality. "When the youth was found selling those suspected articles today again, we apprehended him. As an irate mob encircled him, the youth admitted that he was selling narcotics at the locality," Basak said.
Locals alleged that vast stretch of area under the Mahananda Bridge was a den for narcotics peddlers. Purnendu Kundu, inspector-in-charge of English Bazaar police station said that the youth was rescued from the grip of the mob and later arrested. "We are interrogating him to verify his identity and other details," Kundu said. (EOIPC)