Ganja worth `2 lakh seized

Rajamahendravaram (East Godavari): 

Ganja smugglers hit a coffee-hotel owner near Eethakota village on National Highway-16 at Ravulapalem mandal of East Godavari district on midnight of Sunday and ran away. According to Ravulapalem Police Inspector, the smugglers who were travelling in Scoda car with a high speed hit Veligatla Ramakrishna, who is sleeping in front of his coffee hotel near Eethakota village beside highway. 

When Ramakrishna sounded alarm about the incident, the people nearby intercepted the car and three persons who were in the car came out and ran away. On coming to know about the incident, the police immediately shifted the hotel owner to Rajamahendravaram government hospital where his condition is said to be critical.

The police found 300 kilograms of ganja worth Rs.2 lakh and also Rs.70,000 cash and three different numbers of registration numbers plates bearing Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh names. The police inspector said that special teams have been sent to nab ganja smugglers.