Four youth are adults, and a case as per the NDPS Act has been registered against them, Bamber’s son is a minor
The Hush Post: Former Congress MLA of Bilaspur Bamber Thakur’s son was arrested by police with 498 grams of hashish (charas). Thakur’s son was arrested by Mandi police. He was detained along with four more accused. The remaining four have been arrested.
The opium was recovered from a vehicle with registration number HP 69-2323. As per reports, the owner of the vehicle is former MLA Bamber Thakur.
The police have said that while four youth are adults, and a case as per the NDPS Act has been registered against them. However, Bamber’s son is a minor and the police will proceed against him as per the juvenile act.
The incident happened when the police intercepted this car belonging to Bamber and seized the about half kg opium from the dashboard of the car. The market price of hashish is Rs about 10 lakh per 1,000 grams.
Bamber is known to have a reputation of ill-treating the local officials of Bilaspur. Sometime back he had a spat with a locally posted DFO and a doctor. People of the constituency, he has represented earlier allege that his son is notorious in dealing with local smugglers and helps them ferry drug.