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NCB busts students from JNU, DU, Amity over drug racket

30 Dec 2017 | By Shiladitya Ray
NCB busts student-run drug racket in Delhi

In a major crackdown on drugs, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested four students from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU), and Amity University for their alleged involvement in a narcotics supply ring in Delhi.

The NCB seized 1.14 kg of charas (cannabis), and three LSD blot papers which were supposed to be supplied for a DU North Campus new year's party.

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30 Dec 2017NCB busts students from JNU, DU, Amity over drug racket

NCB Deputy Director General's statement

"They have also informed that abuse of drugs is rampant in the Delhi University campus area. They have given information about drug peddlers and others involved in the racket which is further being verified," said SK Jha, the NCB Deputy Director General (North).
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Arrested students reportedly ratted out others involved in the racket

DetailsArrested students reportedly ratted out others involved in the racket

The four were arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS).

The perpetrators were identified as Aniruddh Mathur, Tenzin Phunchog, Sam Mallick, and the alleged kingpin of the operation, a particular Gaurav from Hindu College.

The NCB said that Gaurav was sourcing cannabis from Himachal Pradesh and distributing it in the Delhi University campus area where drug abuse is rampant.