Guwahati, August 14: Flouting COVID19 SOP, a party was organized in a posh locality (Kharghuli) in Guwahati to celebrate birthday last night during the curfew hours where city police conducted a raid arresting 18 men and women and seized contraband and high-end drug cocaine and ganja.
City Police Commissioner, Harmeet Singh informed that police recovered contraband and high-end drugs - cocaine and ganja (different varieties of weeds) - during the raid at the party that was organized at the city neighbourhood.
The official said that during the unrelenting war declared against drugs in the state after installation of the new BJP-led government at the instruction of the Chief Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, it was for the first time high-end cocaine was recovered by the police.
The Police Commissioner said 18 persons including women were arrested from the party during the raid. He said, “These people don’t have any fear for law. We are investigating into the matter thoroughly and trying to ascertain how drug like cocaine landed up in the city.”
Stating that during the last fortnight city police have recovered about 330 grams of contraband drug and about 12.5 kg of ganja while 65 peddlers have been arrested during different operations in the city, the City Police Commissioner called upon residents of Guwahati to tip off police in case they come across concrete information regarding abuse and illegal trade of drug through social media handles or over phone. He assured that identity of such informer will be kept secret.
The arrested persons were identified as Vikash Jain (55), Nasif Ahmed (53), Sumit Kumar Beria(45), Chayan Saikia(32), Amit Pegu (39), Amit Baruah (45), Ashok Barman (35) Hirendra Sinha (38), Ridip Baruah (42), Siddhartha Borthakur (29), Bonamallika Choudhury (45), Rakesh Borgohain (46),Debarshri Beria (45), Debajani Hazarika (34), Jubee Baruah (39), Nayanika Baruah (45), Nimisha BHuyan (35) and Pankaj Kakoty (47). The party was organized at the residence of Vikadh Jain in Riveria Apartment to celebrate birthday of one Amit Baruah.