Madhya Pradesh BJP lawmaker’s son, 21, arrested for possessing smack

Team Udayavani, Mar 14, 2019, 6:58 AM IST

Mandla(MP): BJP Rajya Sabha member Sampatiya Uike’s 21-year-old son and two others have been arrested in Mandla, Madhya Pradesh for allegedly possessing smack, police said on Wednesday.

Raja Uike, son of the Rajya Sabha member, was arrested along with Abhishek Lakda, 22, and Shahrukh Khan, 26 on Tuesday night at Devdara locality in the city, he added.

“We seized 41 sachets containing smack from their possession,” senior police officer RSS Parihar told reporters.

While 17 sachets were seized from Uike, 14 were recovered from Lakda and the rest from Khan, he added.

The accused were charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and further investigation into the case was underway, he added.

Sampatiya Uike, a tribal leader, was elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed in July 2017. She was earlier district panchayat president in Mandla.

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