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Two Shimla youth held with 19 grams Chitta, one held in Solan with 90 grams

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Chitta cases in shimla

Shimla: Amid rising terror of drug/substance abuse in Himachal Pradesh, in yet another case, Shimla Police on July 11, 2018, held two youth after allegedly recovering 19 Chitta (Heroin) from their car on Jakhu road.

As per the police, at about 5 PM during patrolling with staff, Assistance Sub-Inspector, Sanjauli, Ranjana Sharma, intercepted a Maruti car (HP-06C-2020) parked on the roadside with two men aged 23 and 30 years. On searching the vehicle, the police allegedly recovered the said amount of Chitta from the dashboard.

As per the police, the youth said they had bought it from Delhi and managed to cross several check-posts and barriers easily. The cost of the said amount has been assessed to be over one lakh Indian rupees.

Both youth are residents of Rampur Tehsil of Shimla district. One of them hailed from Narian Tehsil while the second one belonged to Kareri Tehsil.

They were booked under Section 21,29-61-85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) Act at Police Station Dhalli and is being investigated by ASI Ranjana.

Also Read: Story of Shimla youth who started with smoking charas at 17, ended up in jail at 22 as drug peddler

As per sources, the Shimla Police has registered about 50 cases under the ND&PS Act during the last six months. However, the police still has no clue about the kingpins and big fish involved in the supply chain. Questions are being raised why police could not trace any supplier through persons booked under ND&PS.

One nabbed in BBN with 90 grams of Chitta

The Baddi Police yesterday, on a tip-off, held a man with 90 gram Chitta he had smuggled from Punjab to supply in Solan. The accused was said to be a native of Punjab. As per police, several complaints were received regarding the accused. 

Earlier, a man was arrested in Solan with allegedly 6 grams of Chitta on July 10. During the last two weeks, the number of cases of Chitta has reportedly witnessed a rise.

Viral Video of  Youth

On Thursday, a video of a youth laying on the driving seat of a car in an unconscious state went viral on social media as the person who posted it claimed that the youth passed out after consuming Chitta. The user claimed the video was shot in Mandi district. A spoon and lighter were also visible in the video.

Viral video of Mandi youth on chitta

Screen shot of the said video

However, so far no confirmation was made by the police in this regard. A large number of people have shared it without any knowledge regarding the authenticity of the video. 

Earlier, last month a 17-year-old was said to have died of an overdose of Chitta in Una district.

The youth of Una, Shimla, and Solan districts are believed to be the worst hit by increasing prevalence of drug/substance use.

‘Udta Himachal’ on the lines of Punjab is the phrase that is currently being used to denote the intensity of the situation in the State.  

The Himachal Pradesh Police has claimed that a joint-operation with the law-enforcement agencies of the neighbouring state Punjab is underway to get hold of the drug peddlers, especially on the border areas.

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Foundation Stone of HP Central University in Kangra laid, Will Be Ready in 3 Years, Says Govt

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HP Central University In Dehra, Kangra district

Kangra-The foundation stone of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Dehra in Kangra district was laid today by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Prakash Javadekar said that the forest clearance for construction of this University was also accorded when he was the Union Forest and Environment Minister. The State Government deposited Rs 6 crore under CAMP Act for forest clearance.

As per the official information released, the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations. The first Campus would be at Jadrangal near Dharamshala, which would be spread in an area of 750 hectares. The second campus would be established at Dehra in an area of 287 hectares.

The Government said about Rs.1300 crore would be spent on construction of both these campuses and the same would be completed in the next three year, the government said. These campuses would be spread in an area of about 1000 hectare, making it one of the biggest University of the region.

The Government said that an amount of Rs.7044 crore was being spent on the education sector during the current financial year and a provision of Rs.7600 crore had been made for the next financial year.

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5MW Solar Power Plant in Bilaspur’s Naina Devi Ji Inaugurated

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Solar Power Plant in Naina Devi In Bilaspur district - himachal pradesh

Shimla-The 5MW Berry Dol Solar Power Plant constructed near Shri Naina Devi Ji Shrine in Bilaspur district was inaugurated today. The HP Power Corporation Ltd. claimed it spent Rs. 36.24 crore on this project.

As per the official information released by the State Government, this power project is synchronised with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) Ltd 33/11 KV network Kot.

The power generated was being sold to HPSEB. T

This power project is expected to generate 101-lakh unit electricity per annum, earning revenue of Rs. 4.40 crore to the State exchequer.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MPP and Power Minister Anil Sharma, MLA Jhanduta  J.R.Katwal , IG Himanshu Mishra, Deputy Commissioner Bilaspur Vivek Bhatia, CO IRB Gaurav Singh were present on the occasion.

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Avalanche in Kinnaur buries soldiers, 1 killed, 5 missing and feared dead

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Kinnaur- An avalanche along the India-China border in Namgya region of Kinnaur district on Wednesday killed one soldier of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while five others were buried and still missing. The body of one soldier, who was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village, Shahtalai, Bilaspur district, has been recovered. The rescue operation was underway at the time of writing.

The district administration and Superintendent of Police, Kinnaur, confirmed the news.

Jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police are carrying out an extensive search and rescue operation.  

As per initial reports, which are not clear, about 10 jawans of ITBP were hit by a massive avalanche at about 11 AM on Wednesday while they were moving from one post to another. Five to six jawans were buried. Remaining jawans rescued one of them who later died on the way to the hospital in Pooh.  

Verification of more details is still awaited.

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