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Odisha student joins ganja racket to gift girlfriend a mobile phone, arrested

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Cuttack: A Plus Three Science second year student of Tikabali college in Odisha’s Kandhamal district joined a ganja trafficking racket in a bid to arrange money to gift his girlfriend a mobile phone and ended up getting arrested by Excise department while committing an offence.

According to reports, Nilakantha Hans (20), the accused student, was held by Excise officials yesterday morning when he was carrying 75 kg of ganja, estimated to be worth Rs 5 lakh, in a Honda City car from Hanspal in Bhubaneswar to Jaleswar in Balasore along with another person named Deepak Kumar Sahu.

Acting on a tip-off, the officials intercepted the vehicle, bearing registration number OR02-BP-9009, on Kathajodi Bridge and seized the contraband besides arresting the duo.

Nilakantha has confessed that he was involved in the racket as he had to arrange money for gifting a costly cell phone to his girlfriend.

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