The Mangalhat police on Monday arrested a petty vendor, Jaypal Singh, 36, and a painter, Dharam Singh, 21, and seized charas, a narcotic substance, weighing 150 grams from them.

The accused told the police that they procured the narcotic substance from an unidentified drug peddler and were looking out for customers.

They purchased charas for Rs. 10,000 and wanted to sell it for double the price, Mangalhat Inspector G. Sridhar said.

Jaypal was earlier arrested for allegedly selling ganja while Dharam was caught possessing charas.

In another case, the Mangalhat police apprehended eight history-sheeters and presented them before a magistrate for binding over.

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