Four persons, including two constables, were arrested by Uttarakhand police for having possession of 8,008 kg charas.
Udham Singh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dilip Singh Kunwar said charas were recovered from two cars, 1,094 kg of charas and another with 6,914 kg charas. The accused were arrested from the culvert of Lalpul Mazar in Kichha.
The accused Deepak Pandey and Prabhat Singh Bisht are soldiers of Pithoragarh Police Lines, father of other accused Vipul Saila is a head constable in Nainital district, the SSP said.
“Both the constables of Pithoragarh Police, who were caught in the smuggling of charas in huge quantities, will be dismissed from their jobs”, said Uttarakhand DGP.
DGP Ashok Kumar further said, “People with criminal activities have no place in Uttarakhand Police. In future also if any policeman is found indulging in criminal activities, then he will be expelled from the police force.” (ANI)