Big Blow to the Narcotics Industry; Huge Quantity of Heroin (Chitta) Recovered
at Banihal, Ramban.
Ramban, May. 09 In its endeavors and commitment to make a drug free society, Ramban Police has once again
achieved major success by recovering 30 Kilograms of the banned drug ‘heroin’, popularly
known as ‘Chitta’ which values in several crores in the International black market. It has been
seen as a big dent on the ill aspirations of those involved in this illicit, unethical and antisocial
Acting on a reliable information regarding someillegal/suspicious activity near Railway Station
Banihal, Police party led by SDPO Banihal Sh Sajjad Sarwar assisted by SHO Police Station Banihal
Sh Aijaz Ahmed Wani rushed to the Railway Station site and started search of the parked vehicles
and adjoining hotels/guest houses. Nakas were laid on all the link roads connecting Railway
Station as well as on the National Highway. While searching one of the rooms in ‘hotel Chinar’,
an unattended bag was found lying inside the room which, on asking, the hotel owner told to be
of the person who had booked one room short while ago. On search of the said bag, 30 packets
of apparently equal size and quantity were found lying inside it. Each packet was very carefully
packed with a seal impression depicting ‘eagle’ on it and ‘Kudrat Karvaan’ written in Urdu
language followed by a specific number. Immediately, Magistrate and FSL team were summoned
to the spot. The recovery was seized and measured following all legal formalities, which was
found to be 30 Kilograms in weight (each packet of one KG weight) and on testing by the FSL
team, it was found positive, i.e the banned drug heroine. Samples were taken out and sent for
advanced chemical analysis.
In this regard, case FIR No. 56/2019 stands registered at Police Station Banihal under sections
8/21/22 of NDPS Act. During preliminary investigation, the owner of the hotel was further
questioned regarding the identity of the accused and relevant record of the hotel was also
examined. It came to the notice that the accused had made entry with a fictitious name and
mobile number. However, further investigation is in progress and strenuous efforts are being
made to nab the accused and find out the source of the psychotropic substance.
The recovery has been made under the close supervision of Sh Sanjay Parihar JKPS, Addl. Supdt.
of Police Ramban, Ms. Anita Sharma, JKPS Senior Supdt. of Police Ramban, overall supervision of
Sh. B.S. Tuti, IPS Deputy Inspector General of Police, DKR Range Batote