Teenage Girl Arrested For Smuggling Drugs In Dumdum Central Jail

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Kolkata: A 21 years old teenaged girl Susmita Karmakar, resident of Duttapukur of North 24 Pargana, was arrested for allegedly trying to supply narcotic drugs in a case of talcum powder to an inmate in Dumdum Correctional Home here, jail authorities said on Wednesday.

She is a second year student of Sanskrit in Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ghosh College. Bhagirath Sarkar, has been accused for smuggle drugs to many places.

The teenage girl has been produced before Barrackpore sub divisional court on Wednesday in justice bench of N.Thapar. But she got has been granted bail as she was carrying less than 500 gm illegal drugs. But there are eight cases running against the girl in several police station of North 24 Pargana.

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“A girl was caught by the guards while trying to slip in a powder-like narcotic substance, suspected to be heroin, to an inmate, Bhagirath Sarkar, on Tuesday evening. She was handed over to the police,” a senior official said.

The officer said the accused was previously known to the inmate, who has been in jail for two and a half years owing to charges of attempt to murder. “The relatives of the jail inmates are allowed to meet them and provide certain items for day to day usage under supervision of the guards. The girl was trying to supply the narcotic substance in a case of talcum power but the guards caught her,” he added.

Police said the girl was arrested on Tuesday night and produced in a court on Wednesday. The incident took place barely three days after a contractual doctor at another city correctional home was caught while trying to smuggle in cannabis, alcohol, cell phones and cash.