Shimla: A convicted drug dealer, who had jumped parole, was nabbed with over 20 Kgs of Charas (marijuana) from his native village Ghotari on the borders of Sirmaur and Shimla district in a late night operation, yesterday.
Sirmaur district police chief Sumedha Dwivedi said, “acting on a tip off, police nabbed 37 year old Inder Singh from his native village and found 22.680 Kgs of charas rapped in four packets from the room he was sleeping in.”
Handed out a 6 day police remand, Inder Singh is claiming before investigating officers that the contraband drug was bought from local people who take to charas making from the marijuana plants that grow in the wild in the region.
The drug dealer is also claiming that the contraband was meant for a Sadhu, from the ongoing Kumbh Mela, who was to visit him for collecting the drug.
Interestingly Inder Singh is a runway convict who was arrested in 2009 for dealing in drugs and booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) Act.
On conviction in early 2011, he was sentenced to a 10 year jail term and was lodged at Kanda jail in Shimla district.
Released on parole for three weeks in April 2011, on the pretext of a sister’s marriage, the convict never reported back to the jail authorities.
The police were on the lookout for him, when acting on a tip off they managed to nab him, yesterday, and much to their surprise stumbled upon the large catch of Charas that is said to value at about Rs 1 Cr in the Goan market and more in the international market.