ASI nabbed in drug seizure case in Amritsar

ASI nabbed in drug seizure case in Amritsar

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 17

The Amritsar (city) police have arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector Kuljit Singh on Sunday in connection with pilfering of 1-kg smack from the malkhana of the Government Railway Police (GRP), which later found its way into the hands of drug peddlers.

The incident had come to the light when the police had nabbed two peddlers with the contraband on November 9 last year.

The GRP had booked ASI Kuljit and the then Station House Officer, Sukhwinder Singh Malhi, on the charges of fraud, criminal conspiracy and under the NDPS Act on December 21, 2020.

The CIA Staff had nabbed Vinod Kumar, a resident of Maqboolpura, and Raj Kumar, alias Tita, of Ram Tirath road, for allegedly possessing 1 kg of smack on November 9, 2020. A case under Sections 21, 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against them.

Their interrogation revealed that they had procured the contraband from Kuljit for Rs 85,000. Following this, the police had nominated Kuljit.

Taking a serious note of the incident, the GRP formed a special investigating team headed by the AIG-rank officer to probe the matter.

The preliminary probe was conducted by Parveen Kumar Kanda, SP, Bureau of Investigations. A case under Sections 409 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 59 of the NDPS Act was registered against Sukhwinder and Kuljit. Later, they were placed under suspension.

Now, a special investigation team headed by DSP Aswani Kumar Atri has been formed to probe the case further.

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