Three held in drug dealing case

New Delhi: Three persons were arrested here on Friday night while negotiating a drug deal, and 150 gm of hashish was recovered from them, the police said here on Saturday.

One of the accused is Shinoj Varghese, 24, employed with a Gurgaon-based call-centre, who, the police said, had completed his Plus Two in Kerala.

The police said the arrests were made on a tip-off to the Narcotics Branch of Delhi Police that Charanjit Singh, who allegedly used to supply hashish and LSD to youngsters, would come to a south Delhi locality to deliver contraband to two youths.

A trap was laid near an ICICI Bank branch in GK-I and the trio arrested when they were about to strike the deal, the police said.

While 110 gm of hashish was recovered from Singh, 20 gm each were seized from Shinoj Varghese, employed with a Gurgaon-based call-centre, and Manoj Saikia, a freelance photographer.

The police said interrogation revealed that 24-year-old Singh had studied till class XI in Doon Cambridge School in Dehradun and Class XII from a school in the capital.

After finishing school, he got a job at the call centre in Gurgaon where he worked for five years, the police said, adding that for the past one year, Singh was into the drug trade.

Varghese had studied at a Sainik School here till Class VIII. He had been working in the call centre for the last four years, the police said, adding Varghese told his interrogators that the workplace environment forced him to take drugs.

Saikia got a diploma in film making after graduation and was working as a teacher before turning freelance photographer. — PTI

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