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One notorious interstate drug peddler arrested under operation “vighat” by the team of police station sadar bazar

Delhi: The alert team of Police Station Sadar Bazar has arrested an Interstate drug peddler who used to supply the Opium from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh to Delhi and recovered 1930 grams of high-grade Afeem/Opium worth more than Rs. 05 Lakhs in the black market. The mobile handset and SIM card used in the drug trafficking activities have also been recovered from his possession.


Police Station Sadar Bazar in its continuous crusade against street crime and organized crime has collected database of all criminals arrested during last 03 years in organized crime and started verification drive against them and action is being taken against the active criminals. Patrolling has been enhanced and secret informers deployed in the vulnerable and crime prone areas.

An operation “Vighat” has been launched in the area of Police Station Sadar Bazar, Delhi. A dedicated police team led by Inspr. Pravesh Kaushik, (Inspr. Law & Order), comprising of SI Jitender Joshi, SI Vijay, SI Nishant, ASI VP Singh, ASI Rakesh, Ct Amarjeet, Ct Nitin, Ct Anuj and Ct Sanjay has been constituted, under the close supervision of Inspr. Kanhaiya Lal Yadav, SHO/PS Sadar Bazar and guidance of Ms Pragya Anand, ACP/Sadar Bazar Delhi.

On 14.04.2022, enhanced patrolling was being conducted in the jurisdiction of PS Sadar Bazar by the officials of Team Vighat”. ASI VP Singh and Ct Sanjay of Team Vighat PS Sadar Bazar while patrolling in Idgah Park at about 10:30 PM, spotted a person in suspicious condition. The suspicion got concrete when the alleged man who was carrying a black colored shoulder bag tried to dodge cops after observing them on patrol. As soon as he tried to run away, the duo police officials swung into action and cornered him before he could give them a slip. The apprehended man was identified as Chheda Lal, age-48 years presently residing in a temporary shanty on the banks of river Yamuna at Madanpur Khadar, JJ Colony Delhi and a permanent native of PS Siroli, District Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. He was straightway questioned for acting suspiciously upon which he could not give a satisfactory reply to the police officials. Ensuing which the black bag which he was carrying on his shoulders was searched upon by the police team and a fine quality of “Opium/Afeem” (total weighing 1930 Grams) was recovered from his bag.

Accordingly, after following to the mandatory provisions contained in NDPS Act, a case vide FIR No. 280/22, dated 15.04.2022, u/s 18/61/85 NDPS Act was registered at PS Sadar Bazar and investigation was taken up.

On sustained interrogation of the accused Chheda Lal, age-48 years, he disclosed that the recovered Afeem/Opium was delivered to him by one Ramavtar, a resident of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The accused Chheda Lal is also a resident of District Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. He is a school dropout and has studied up to 4th standard only. He hails from a poor family so he was allured by alleged Ramavtar who usually used to meet him in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh to purchase illegal opium/afeem at a very cheap price and sell the same in local areas of Delhi at many times the price.


  1. Chheda Lal r/o Madanpur Khadar, J.J. Colony Delhi & PS Siroli, District Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, age-48 years. (His previous antecedents are being verified).


  • Total 1930 Grams of Fine Quality Afeem/Opium.
  • One mobile phone, make OPPO along with SIM Card being used in trafficking of contraband Opium/Afeem.

Further investigation of the case is in progress and raids are being conducted to nab the main supplier of contraband Opium/Afeem i.e. Ramavtar and affect more recovery.    


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