16 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force of the Crime Branch on Monday arrested a 29-year-old youth on charges of peddling drugs. The accused Sk Raja is a native of Sahadeb Khunta in Balasore district. According to the STF, he is the kingpin of drugs trading in Odisha.
Raja was wanted by the STF in multiple cases under the NDPS Act and Arms Act. Raja's associates, Sk Azbahar, Sk Azad and Ramakanta Sahu are in judicial custody. The STF sleuths seized 130 grams brown sugar, Rs 1 lakh, a country made pistol loaded with five ammunition and a car from his possession.
Raja's interstate narcotic business has been established and it is suspected that he has cross country connections. Raja was produced in the court today. The STF has appealed to the court for seven-day remand of the accused.