Doctor arrested for selling psychotropic drugs to children

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Shimla, June 17: The police on Friday arrested BAMS doctor Ashok Kalra from Nagrota Bagwan on the charge of selling psychotropic drugs to school and college children. SP Kangra Sanjeev Gandhi said the police had information that the doctor was selling drugs to schoolchildren.

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“We laid a trap. The doctor was arrested today (Friday). The doctor was selling drugs of Rs 30 (MRP) for Rs 300,” the SP said. He said during the raid at the premises of the doctor, 5,983 tablets that were derivatives of morphine, 940 capsules and 53 sedatives and 107 bottles of cough syrups were recovered.

A case under Section 22 of the NDPS Act was registered against him.It was for the first time that the Kangra police had booked a medical practitioner for selling drugs. The arrested doctor was a retired ayurvedic medical practitioner.

The Kangra police had sealed properties worth Rs 10 crore in NDPS cases. Large amounts were found in bank accounts of narcotic smugglers and they owned properties worth crores.

The SP said though 400 cases under the NDPS act had been registered in Kangra district since last year, financial investigation had been initiated in 85 cases. Properties and bank accounts had been freezed in 9 cases, the process of freezing movable and immovable properties was going on in 22 cases.

Source Tribune India

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