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A-Grade Malana Cream worth 55 lakh seized in Delhi drug-bust, 3 arrested : Report

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The accused Jitender Kumar (Himachal) has stated that he along with Rinku Kumar has transported over 60 kg of drug worth Rs. 3 crore from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi and Goa.

SHIMLA- In a drug-bust, 11 kg of A-grade hashish (also called Malana Cream) worth Rs. 55 lakh was seized by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from Delhi. The news has further brought Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh into limelight for production of hashish. The hill state is itself trying to curb the drug menace as the younger generation is easily falling victim to them. It has already been pointed by various reports that large number of tourists are attracted toward Kullu valley owing to production of high-potency hashish.

Police said gang kingpin Biru of Himachal Pradesh as well as Rinku Kumar and Jitender Kumar were arrested on Monday night when Biru came on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway near Mahipalpur to deliver the cannabis-based recreational drug.

The Cell revealed that the accused was operating in Delhi and Goa through his syndicate members Rinku and Jitender. Bir Singh and Rinku are both brothers and Nepali citizens.

The Special Cell had received a tip about the transportation of the hashish. The tip said that a man named Biru is supplying huge quantity of narcotic drug malana Cream-Red-Ice to separate drug traffickers of Delhi and Goa for club parties. The accused had brought 20 kg of drugs from which 9 kg was delivered to a drug receiver in Delhi and the remaining quantity, that is 11 kg, was to be delivered to someone in Goa.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) P.K. Kushwah said the accused told police that they had so far sold over 60 kg drug valued at over Rs 3 crore in Delhi and Goa.

As per the report by PTI, there was huge profit in transporting narcotic drugs, Singh also engaged his younger brother Rinku and his acquaintance Jitender, a driver, in the business, said the officer.

Singh used to ply his own commercial taxi in Manikaran and about six months back, he came in contact with a drug trafficker, Deepak Twang, a resident of Bersani, Kullu who employed him for trafficking drugs to NCR and Goa, said Kushwaha
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Twang had associate drug receivers – Resham Thapa in Delhi and Raju in Goa. For each trip, Singh used to get about Rs 10,000 per kg.

The cops suspect they have a wider network and it would be only after interrogation that the receivers would be traced.

The accused Jitender Kumar has stated that he along with Rinku Kumar has transported over 35 kg of drug in two trips from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi. Efforts are on to identify and apprehend the forward and backward linkages of the chain,

said DCP Special Cell PS Kushwah.

Inputs: PTI

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Himachal Reports 87 COVID-19 Deaths in 11 Days With a Steep Rise in Cases

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Shimla-With nine more COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the tally for Himachal Pradesh has jumped to 399. The state is witnessing a surge in November as 87 deaths were reported during the last 11 days. Yesterday’s fatalities included seven males and two females aged between 45 to 87 years. Find the reasons for these fatalities below:

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Further, according to the state Health Department’s official statistics, 610 new cases of COVID-19 were detected yesterday, of which Shimla reported highest (118) cases, followed by Mandi (116).

In Mandi district, as many as 26 more teachers and some students reportedly tested positive yesterday. The infected also included two doctors of Tanda Medical College, Kangra, and a couple of policemen in Sakoh.

Operation theatre at the Kamala Nehru Hospital, Shimla, was reportedly closed for a week. Similarly, the women police station in Shimla was also closed following the detection of a case.

Further, the state High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a news report published in an English daily and issued a notice to the government. The news pertained to Indira Gandhi Medical College, which ran out of space for COVID-19 patients in isolation wards.

As per official data, the total for COVID-19 in the state had reached 27418 till yesterday evening (9 pm), of which 5605 were active cases. Mandi district has reported highest 4194 cases, followed by Solan (3958), Shimla (3725), and Kangra (3635).

The state government is barely speaking on the alarming rise in fatalities and its strategy to control it. But Chief Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Sihunta under Bhatiyat Assembly Constituency yesterday, did hail the Prime Minister and claimed that the nation is out of COVID-19 crisis.

“He (PM) has successfully brought the Nation out of Covid-19 crisis,”

Chief Minister said.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 11, 2020 (9 pm)

 

 

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Himachal Reports 12 COVID-19 Deaths in Single Day, Surge in Cases in Shimla

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Shimla-COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh as a record 12 fatalities were reported on Tuesday. Of the 611 new positive cases yesterday, Shimla reported highest 148 with seven fatalities. The deceased included 11 males and a female aged between 47 to 92 years.  During the last three days, the state has reported 25 fatalities. Find the details regarding the causes of deaths below:

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The state government had yesterday decided to close all educational institutes in Himachal for 15 days after over a hundred teachers and students tested positive in schools. The government termed it as a special vocation for students, teachers, and non-teaching staff of all educational institutes.

The capital has witnessed a surge as over 750 cases were reported during the last six days. In the season of festivity and marriages, social distancing and other guidelines issued by the MHA for personal protection are being flaunted, which is only fueling the spread. 

On top of it, the COVID-19 Hospitals in the state have begun to run out of beds for patients in isolation wards. The largest medical facility in the state – Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital- was packed to its full capacity, which was only 85 beds. Dr Rajneesh Pathania, Principal of IGMC, confirmed the report. According to media reports, DDU hospital, Shimla, had also run out of space. The government is yet to prepare the make-shift hospitals it had announced a couple of months ago. 

So far, according to the official statistics, the state had reported a total of 26808 cases till yesterday evening (9 pm), and the official COVID-19 death tally had mounted to 390.

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

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Amid Alarming Surge in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, Hospitals Including IGMC Running Out of Space

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Shimla– Amid the festive season, Himachal Pradesh is witnessing an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities. As a matter of huge concern, the Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, has run out of beds in isolation facility and can’t accommodate more patient, unless someone is discharged or dies. There was space for only 85 patients at the hospital, which is full presently.

The DDU hospital, too, is running out of capacity with a surge in cases. Further, make-shift hospitals announced by the state government haven’t seen light of day. IGMC is the largest medical facility of the state and COVID-19 patients in critical condition were referred here.  

The situation could worsen due to the ongoing festive and wedding season. Markets are crowded and people are hardly following social distancing norms in marriages.

Further, yesterday seven people including a 16-year-old girl lost their lives. The decision to open schools seems to be backfiring as hundreds of teachers and several students were found positive for COVID-19 during the past few days. There are speculations that the state government could decide on closing schools for some time in the Cabinet meeting to be held today.

Details regarding the causes of fatalities below:

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On Monday, five doctors and nine staff nurses at the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, Nerchowk in Mandi district, tested positive.

Yesterday, the state reported a record 711 confirmed cases with seven fatalities in a single day. Shimla district reported the highest 204 confirmed cases.

The COVID-19 death tally has now mounted to 378, while the total number of cases had reached 26197 till yesterday evening (till 9 pm).

HP Health Department COVID-19 Bulletin for November 9, 2020 (9 pm)

 

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