Contraband items being destroyed by Tripura Police in the outskirts of Agartala Credit: File image

Agartala: Tripura Police has launched a probe against a women head constable of East Agartala police station for her alleged involvement in a drug racket.

The assistant inspector general of police (AIG) law and order Subrata Chakraborty started an investigation under Section 157 CrPC based on reliable information from various sources regarding involvement of women head constable Gayatri Das in the alleged drug network.

“She has also been placed under suspension for conducting a fair enquiry into the matter. She has been detained and is being interrogated in connection with the investigation,” the AIG said.

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The AIG also informed that another person, Prasanta Chakraborty an associate of women head constable Gayatri Das, was also detained and is being interrogated.

The development came after a local news channel broadcasted the telephonic conversation between the head constable and the associate for purchasing, storing and selling dry ganja.

Since March 9, 2018, after the BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) came in power, the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb took a strong note and directed action against the trade of contraband in the state.

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On February 27 last year, the Tripura police arrested three policemen, including the personal guard of social welfare and social education minister Santana Chakma, and seized heroin worth Rs 1 lakh from their possession from a jungle in Kanchanpur sub-division of North Tripura district.

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