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Kin of drug peddler set out dogs to attack cops

Kolkata: The Anti Rowdy Squad (ARS) of Detective Department, Kolkata Police, nabbed a notorious drug peddler from Sealdah area on Wednesday evening.

Later along with the accused person, police went to his home in Tangra to seize huge quantities of ganja.

However, his family members set fire on the stored ganja in the house and set out two guard dogs to stop the police from raiding the house. One police person was injured after one of the dogs bit his hand.

According to the police, on Wednesday afternoon, the police were tipped off about a drug peddler, identified as Joydev Das of Mathur Babu Lane in Tangra. It was informed that the drug peddler would come to Sealdah in the evening.

Based on the information, a police team was deployed in the area. In the evening, when Das was seen in front of the nursery shops located on the Beliaghata Road, police surrounded him. He was nabbed immediately. During the search, the police found 1.1 kg charas from him.

He was soon taken to his home by the police. The cops had planned to conduct a raid.

But somehow his family members came to know about the police raid and they set fire on the ganja stored inside the house.

When the police arrived, only saw smoke. A few police personnel fell ill due to the smoke. When the police tried to enter the house covering their faces with mask and handkerchiefs, Das's family members set out two guard dogs to stop the police from conducting a raid. Seeing two furious dogs, police personnel did not enter the house in fear.

To capture the dogs, dog squad was informed. Soon a team from dog squad arrived and tried capturing the dogs. While doing so one of the dogs bit a police official's hand.

However, later the dog was captured. The other dog was locked inside a room following which the raid started.

During the raid, the police doused the fire and approximately recovered 21 kgs of ganja. Before the fire was doused, huge quantities of ganja was already damaged.

Das was taken to Entally police station and a case was registered against him under sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act following which he was arrested. Another case has been initiated against Das's family members for allegedly destroying evidence, setting fire on ganja and setting out dogs to attack cops.

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