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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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In Himachal, Over 50 Lakh Voters to Cast Vote in 7730 Polling Stations on May 19

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Polling in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla– Over fifty lakh voters are set to vote in 7730 polling stations in four parliamentary constituencies of Himachal Pradesh in the last phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha election on May 19.

Talking about the poll preparations, Additional Chief Electoral Officer DK Rattan said, “53,30,154 voters will vote in 7730 polling stations on May 19. 373 polling stations are critical, 47 companies of central paramilitary forces have been deployed there.

It’s being ensured that voting takes place peacefully at all polling stations. Rattan said that polling agents have either reached their respective polling stations or are on their way

“Polling party for the remote, tribal polling station at Bara Bhangal in Kangra district was sent on May 15. In Shimla’s Dodra Kawar, teams and material were sent for seven polling stations on May 16,”

he said

“In Lahaul Spiti district, the polling station has been set at an altitude of 15,256 feet at Tashigang. This is the world’s highest polling station,”

he added. (ANI)

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Nauni Varsity Scholar Selected for World Congress on Agroforestry 2019, France

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Krishan Lal Gautam of UHF Nauni in France

Solan: Krishan Lal Gautam, a doctorate student of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has been selected to give a poster presentation at the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry, being held in Montpellier, France from 20-22 May 2019.

Based on the abstract the scientific committee of the Congress has selected Krishan Lal for receiving 1921 euros grant for attending the event. This includes 340 euros for registration and other fees while another 1,481 euros is being paid to facilitate travel, accommodation, visa and living expenses.

Krishan Lal has completed his B Sc (Hons) Forestry and M Sc Agroforestry from UHF. He is presently pursuing his doctorate in Agroforestry from the university. The title of the poster presentation is ‘Effect of different types of organic manure on the production of Lepidium sativum under Morus based agroforestry system’.

Dr HC Sharma, UHF Vice-Chancellor said that it was a great achievement for a student to be selected for an international academic event of such high repute. He hoped that Krishan Lal will not only represent the institution but also shine at the event. The Dean College of Forestry and the faculty also wished him success at the event.

The 4th World Congress on Agroforestry will see the participation of more than 1000 delegates and leading keynote speakers from all over the world to address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues. It will gather facts and figures from developing and developed countries and support a collaborative effort with broad social participation. Special attention will be given to vulnerable countries and populations.

The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the progress of agroforestry science and practice in order to bridge the science-policy gap. Some of the topics which will be covered during the congress are agroforestry and climate change, agroforestry, food security and nutrition, adoption of agroforestry, agroforestry policies etc.

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Shimla Rape Case: An Eyewitness Confirms Part of Victim’s Statement

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Update on Shimla Rape Case Victim

Shimla-The alleged case of rape with a 19-year-old in Shimla’s Bhattakufar area has become more complicated as an eyewitness confirmed a part of the victim’s statement given to police. As per reports, this eyewitness, in his statement, told police that he was parking his car on that night (28 April) when this girl came to him rushing and asking for help.

“He claimed the 19-year-old was in a semi-nude condition and was begging for help when he came across her near the Hill Grove on the Dhalli-Bhattakufar road,”

reported News 18

She was so scared that she tried to enter his car, he said. She asked him about the name of the location. The eyewitness told her that it was Hill Groove.

This eyewitness said he told the girl to not to worry and even told her that he would call her wife if that makes her feel safe.

A few minutes later, the eyewitness told the police, two persons came on a bike. One of the boys gave his shirt to the girl and took her with him. The eyewitness also gave initials of the bike number, and said he could not remember the complete number as it was dark.

The eyewitness also identified the boy in front of police later.

The police also questioned the boy, who is said to be a friend of the girl. As per the boy, he later provided the girl with his sister’s clothes. The sister of the boy also confirmed the same, said a Hindi Daily.

The eyewitness said that on reaching home he had told about this incident to his wife as well.

Sources said the girl had mentioned in her complaint seeking help from a man after she was allegedly raped, which has been now confirmed. The girl had made a call to his friend and on the Gudiya helpline between 9:20 PM and 10 PM. Police has not revealed any further details about the call records of the girl’s phone.

However, the appearance of this eyewitness has raised questions over the claim of the police that the girl’s statement was not matching with its findings.

Earlier, police had claimed that CCTV footages of about 1.5 km area concerned to the alleged crime did not corroborate with the girl’s statement regarding kidnap. Also, police had claimed that the girl had withdrawn her statement and denied her own allegations in her statement given before the magistrate under CrPC 164.

As a contrast to it, now police said a sketch of the accused have been prepared on the description given by the girl.

The report of the second opinion on medical examination of the girl has not been made public yet.

The report of the magisterial probe into the role of Lakkar Bazaar police that was to be submitted by Thursday evening has also been delayed.

As per the English Daily The Tribune, police have questioned about 70 persons in connection to the alleged crime.

“The girl had said the accused was not known to her and was in his early 30s, wore specs and had a mole on his lower lip.

the Daily reported.

So far, police is clueless about unidentified accused.

Another striking aspect related to the case is that the family of the victim has not given any statement so far.

Family of Victim Under Pressure from BJP Govt in Haryana: Rathor

On the other hand, the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee, Kuldeep Rathor, in a press conference in Solan district on Thursday claimed, the family of the girl was being pressurized to hush-up the matter. He alleged that he has received this information from credible sources. As the girl hails from Haryana, and BJP is in power in both Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, her family was pressurized to not speak of it. This is the reason that after filing an FIR, the girl had to withdraw her statement, he alleged.

Rathor has also demanded a judicial probe under the supervision of the State High Court for a fair investigation.  

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