Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested the prime accused in the recently busted illegal drug trade case, wherein a total of 721 kg of suspected ganja was seized from two different godowns in Naharlagun and Nirjuli’s Lekhi village area, police said.
The accused Tadar Chada was arrested immediately after the District and Sessions Court at Yupia rejected his anticipatory bail application Itanagar Capital Complex SP Jimmy Chiram said.
“Chada had earlier applied for bail in the Sessions Court at Yupia on June 28 as police were actively searching for him. Court took up the case on June 30 and rejected the bail based on strong opposing arguments by the public prosecutor and capital police in the interest of investigation. After rejection of the bail, police arrested him from outside Yupia court before he fled again,” the SP said.
With this, the total number of arrests made in the NDPS case rose to three. The market value of the seized cannabis, allegedly procured from Mengio, Sagalee and Kalaktang area, was estimated to be around Rs 72 lakh, police had said.
Police had earlier arrested Tadar Chada’s wife Tadar Kampung following seizure of the huge consignment of 31 gunny bags full of cannabis, weighing around 526 kg worth over Rs 52 lakh, some cash, a Fortuner car and a .32 caliber India made pistol and subsequently, a case was registered U/S 20(b)(ii)(C) /27a/29 NDPS Act at the Naharlagun police station.
The SP informed that the Capital police is working on more arrests and recovery related to this case. He further said that this huge recovery has dented the availability of ganja in the capital in a big way. The police appealed to the public to keep coming forward with information on any such activities and “help us fight drugs”.