Constable and homeguard nabbed for smuggling


Odisha:  A constable and a homeguard were arrested  in Kandhamal district for their alleged involvement in smuggling of drugs. The duo along with a driver were arrested on Sunday for assisting smugglers to transport the contraband, Inspector in-charge of Phulbani sadar police station Trupti Nayak said on Tuesday

Those arrested are Bansidhar Barik, a constable posted at Darringibadi police station, Jitendra Pradhan, homeguard at Phulbani and Rabindra Pradhan, driver of the car in which the contraband was being transported, he said.

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On May 26, about 30 kg of opium was seized from a car at Jamjhari near Phulbani. The three had managed to escape then but were arrested on Sunday, he said, adding, the mastermind of the racket is still on the run.