The accused had been recognized as Sreejith alias Sreejith Unni, 31, and Adarsh, 22. Each are residents of Thirumala. As many as 50 nitrazepam tablets and 100g of ganja had been seized from them. The autorickshaw during which they travelled was additionally confiscated.
Nitrazepam is a hypnotic drug which is often used within the remedy of the situation of insomnia. Substance abusers use this prescription drug as an reasonably priced different to unlawful narcotic medication.
Officers mentioned that the accused had been caught on Saturday night time from Kundamanbhagam whereas transporting the substances in an autorickshaw. The Excise officers who had been checking autos intercepted the auto and seized the substances.
Excise circle inspector C Ok Anilkumar, who led the workforce that made the catch, mentioned that the 2 accused tried to flee after attacking the officers. However they managed to overpower the duo and apprehend them.
“Unni is a identified felony who has round 20 instances in his title at Poojapura police station. This embody instances associated to sexual abuse of minor, assault on cops and armed assaults on folks,” the CI mentioned.
The accused had been produced earlier than the court docket on Sunday and had been remanded in judicial custody.