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Notorious narcotic dealer from Gujarat nabbed

Posted on Nov 14, 04:31PM | UNI

The police have arrested a notorious narcotic dealer on the run after escaping from police custody while being treated in a Gujarat hospital, early this year.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) B Dayananda today said the criminal, identified as Fayaz Ahmed Rasul Shaik (41), had escaped from civil hospital in Bharuch in Gujarat.

Earlier, he had been arrested by Narcotic Crime Bureau of Gujarat Police in Ahmedabad for transporting narcotic 'afidrin' in 2010.

After receiving information that Fayaz was holed up in a house in HSR layout in the city, city police raided the house and arrested him on November 9. He was remanded to judicial custody by a local court.

On November 13, he was handed over to the police officials from Bharuch, Mr Dayanand said in a release said.