Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 25
Continuing with its investigations, the Amritsar rural police along with the Drug Department official on Monday carried out a raid at a shop in Katra Sher Singh, which is a famous medicine market here.
The police have arrested Vivek Mahajan, who has been evading arrest for the last over one week and confiscated over 16,000 sedative pills from his shop. This is the ninth arrest in the case. Of those arrested, three are medical store owners.
Rakesh Kaushal, SSP Amritsar rural, confirmed the development and said the Punjab Police have adopted zero tolerance against those involved in the illegal sale of medicinal drugs.
The police had already sealed the shop of Vivek Mahajan.
The raid was a part of the investigations being carried out by the Kathunangal police regarding the illegal sale of intoxicants. The police had earlier seized 1.96 lakh sedative pills and arrested eight persons in the case.
A police official said the name of two shops came up while probing the eight suspects nabbed by the police earlier regarding the seizure of 1.96 lakhs intoxicants. Those arrested include Naveen Gupta, Manish Kumar, Mannu Mahajan, Ankush Mahajan, Rohit Kumar, Kirpal Singh and Karamjit Singh. They allegedly used to procure the sedative pills from Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.
It has been learnt that several persons had approached senior police officials of the rural police to influence the probe.
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