Drugs Trade Kingpin Raja's Flat Sealed In Balasore

23 September 2019

Pramod Kumar Das

Balasore: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Monday sealed a house of drugs trading kingpin Sk Raja, who is presently cooling his heels behind bars.

Flat number 106 at Samvedna Apartment in Telengasahi of Balasore, bought in the name of Raja's wife Priya Bibi in the month of July, was sealed by the STF during the second day of its raid.

Reportedly, the STF has prepared a list of Raja's associates and after conducting a raid on his lavish residence at Arad Bazaar yesterday the sleuths are on a mission mode to unearth properties of the drug lord.

The STF is likely to seal all such properties acquired or constructed by Raja with money earned by illegal means.

Raja, who was wanted by the STF in multiple cases under the NDPS Act and Arms Act, had been arrested on September 16. The sleuths had seized 130 grams brown sugar, Rs 1 lakh, a country made pistol loaded with five bullets and a car from his possession.

Later on September 18, STF arrested a lady kingpin of drugs trading, Hainara Khatoon alias Mina, suspected to have links with Raja. Similarly on September 21, a havildar Ranjan Sahu had been arrested for his alleged links with Raja.