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100 kg ganja, hidden by warden, seized from hostel in Telangana

A group of students staying at a hostel here, in a late night discovery, found at least a dozen cartons of ganja under their cots, weighing approximately 100 kg.

The contraband was apparently hidden by the hostel warden and his associates, and the students were told that the packages contained examination question papers, the police said.

However, curious students opened the cartons, hoping to have a look at the questions, only to be shocked by the contents.

The contraband transit reportedly originated in a neighbouring district and was halted in Suryapet, to escape from the police, sources said.

The incident came to light on Wednesday around 11.30 p.m. when the inmates alerted a few members from a student union group, who later staged a protest with the recovered packages.

Preliminary findings of the police reveal that the alleged peddlers threw 12 bundles of ganja wrapped in newspapers and sealed with brown tape under the cots in the 20-member room in the student quarters of Gayatri Junior College, around evening. The students were warned not to tamper the package, saying they contained examination question papers.

The police had recovered the material, and also seized an auto-rickshaw suspected to be involved in its transport. Following protests against the college management and damage to the property on Thursday, the police also booked a few members of the union.

The police are suspecting the absconding hostel warden Tejavath Lingya Naik and his associates, and an inquiry was launched.

Meanwhile, student union groups alleged police high-handed behaviour while they were protesting against the college management. “The whole drug transit, storage and sale could be prevented, if only the police did their patrolling job better,” a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad commented.

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