One arrested in Manali for selling Nepali charas as Malana Cream

Nepali national Mohinder Thapa in police custody

Manali:Tightening the noose on drug traffickers, police here seized 1.8 Kg of Charas from one Mohinder Singh Thapa, a resident of village Bharatpur in Nepal. Thapa was running a tea stall near Jogni falls at Vashisht village near Manali

Manali police, lead by ASI Daya Ram searched the bag of Thapa and recovered 1.8kg charas.

Accroding to DSP Shamsher Singh the accused has been arrested and suspected to have imported the contraband Charas from Nepali to Manali.

To enhance its value he was selling it as Malana Cream, the world famous dope produced in Malana valley of Kullu. Thapa has been booked under NDPS act said the police officer.

DSP Shamsher Singh disclosed that it was an alarming trend now where Charas of Nepali origin was being seized in and around Manali.

The case is being investigated to establish whether it was an isolated case or was there and international drug cartel behind this kind of trade here, said Shamsher.

Photo: Sanjay Dutta

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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  1. says: PradeepR

    This is story has serious problems.
    What is the crime of Thapa? The story gives impression that he cheated people by selling (an inferior) Nepali charas in the name of Malana Cream and sort of brought a bad name to the “world famous” Malana Cream??!

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