Kolkata: Even as students from different parts of Bengal and from other states are flocking down to Kolkata for admission to colleges and universities, the spread of narcotics consumption on educational campuses in the city would surely worry their parents.
In the latest case, Kolkata Police have arrested three students of two upscale private colleges in the city with banned narcotics LSD and MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine).
The trio not only have been taking the narcotics but have been into trading the drugs among other students spread all over Kolkata.
Police say that the trio was sourcing the narcotics using the dark web on the Internet and then sell the same among known circles of students enrolled in different colleges and universities located in and around Kolkata.
Police got a wind about one of them a few days ago and started keeping an eye on him. Since the youth belongs to a middle-class family and also good in studies, the cops did not take the chance of netting him without concrete evidence.
Accordingly, the cops made use of a college student and made him approach Soumik Mukherjee (22) posing as a prospective narcotics buyer. This yielded result and Soumik last evening contracted the student along with 2 gram lose MDMA and 34 LSD papers. The cops arrested him at once.
Somuik, who is a student of undergraduate business management at Heritage Institute of Technology at Anandapur off EM Bypass, broke down on the face of police interrogation and named a senior from his institute.
Taking a cue from this, the cops then netted Mriganka Bhattacharya (29), who is studying master’s in computer science. As much as 14 grams lose MDMA and three MDMA tables were found from Mriganka, who is the son of a retired Customs department officer.
That’s not the end. On quizzing Mriganka, the cops came to know about his accomplice Kaustav Kar (24), a student of master’s in computer application at the private Future Institute of Technology at Garia. A raid yielded 1 gram MDMA from Kaustav’s possession.
The arrest of the trio with narcotics has once again brought to fore the deep penetration of narcotics on the campuses in Kolkata. In February this year, the Narcotics Control Bureau had arrested two business management students with banned drugs, while in December last year the son of a Calcutta University staff was held with narcotics.