Five held, ten kg cannabis recovered in Jammu

Jammu: Five persons were arrested and ten kilograms of cannabis was recovered from their possession in two separate incidents in Jammu and Udhampur districts of the state, police said here Monday.

Acting on a tip off, police arrested Kamalnain Singh of Chatisinghpura and Manjeet Singh of Hatpura - both from Anantnag district of the Valley, from Trikuta Nagar area of Jammu city yesterday, they said.

The duo had brought six kilograms of the cannabis in two taxis and later handed it over to a autodriver Naresh Kumar at Trikuta Nagar.

The taxis and auto were also impounded, police said, adding a case has been registered against the accused under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and further investigations are on.

In an another incident, police arrested two persons, Mukesh Kumar and Ramsaran of Thathri area in Doda district, and recovered four kilograms of cannabis on Jammu-Srinagar highway at Rehmbal area of Udhampur district, they said.

A case has been registered against them under NDPS Act at Udhampur police station and further investigations are on.