Punjab Inspector, who Busted Drug Rackets, Held With Narcotics
A Punjab Police inspector, who was famous for his crackdown on drug peddlers, has been arrested after a large haul of drugs, arms and ammunition from his official quarters.
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Phagwara: A Punjab Police inspector, who was famous for his crackdown on drug peddlers, has been arrested after a large haul of drugs, arms and ammunition from his official quarters.
Police said raids were carried out on Inspector Inderjit Singh’s Jalandhar police line residence and Phagwara official quarters on Monday, PTI reported.
A 9 mm Italian-make pistol, a .38 bore revolver, an AK-47 and around 380 live cartridges of different arms, including 115 AK 47 cartridges, were found at the Jalandhar house. Rs 16.50 lakh cash, 3550 British pounds and a car were also seized.
Three kg of smack and 4 kg of heroin were seized from his Phagwara quarters. A case under provisions of the IPC and sections of the NDPS Act and Arms Act was registered against him.
After coming to power in March this year, the Congress government in Punjab had constituted a Special Task Force (STF), headed by ADGP Harpeet Singh Sidhu, to curb the drug menace in the state.
Singh had been posted as the in-charge of the Crime Investigation Agency in Phagwara for a long time. Last month, he was transferred to Kapurthala as the in-charge of CIA staff there.
Singh has arrested a large number of drug peddlers in the past and also ensured seizure of a huge quantity of drugs during his posting in Kartarpur, Jalandhar.
Gangster Sukha Kahlwan, who was gunned down near Phagwara a few years ago by rival gangsters, had also threatened the inspector of dire consequences as the latter considered him instrumental in his arrest.
(with PTI inputs)
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