Sambalpur: In an unexpected turn of events, ganja weighing around 21 Kgs was seized from a vehicle that reportedly belonged to Government Railway Police in Jharsuguda on Saturday.
As per reports, the contraband was seized from a police vehicle near Ramapada chhak in Sambalpur by Rengali Police. The vehicle is stated to be belonging to the GRP & its driver Purna Chandra Patra has been arrested.
The driver of the vehicle who hails from Bishipali under Bonai Police limits in Sundergarh district is currently working at Deputy Superintendent Of Railway Police (DSRP) in Jharsuguda.
A probe has been launched after an FIR was registered in Rengali Police Station under NDPS act. Police officials could not be available to comment on the incident.
Only today, an assistant sub-inspector and two home guards were arrested for allegedly releasing a ganja (dry cannabis) laden vehicle after taking bribe from the peddlers in Malkangiri district.
After the matter came to light, Malkangiri SP suspended the concerned sub-inspector while the ASI and two home guards have been arrested after a case was registered in this connection.
Repeated incidents showing complicity of police in the trade of narcotics now seems to have become a major headache for the State police.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)