Tribune News Service
Amritsar, August 12
The city police nabbed five alleged drug peddlers and seized drug money amounting to Rs 22.50 lakh from them at Verka on Tuesday. The police claimed that the arrested persons used to smuggle heroin and opium from Jammu and Kashmir and sell in Punjab.
The accused have been identified as Savinder Pal Singh, alias Shind, a resident of Naushehra Dhalan in Tarn Taran district, Jagdeep Singh, alias Kaka, a resident of Sultanwind, Karamjit Singh, alias Mana, of Loharka Kalan, Paramjit Singh, alias Pamma, a resident of Chachowali village and Rajwinder Singh, alias Raju, of Nawan Pind.
Nishan Singh, SHO, Verka police station, said, acting on information the police seized Rs 22.50 lakh, one truck and two cars from their possession. The police informed that facing drug cases, Dharminder Singh of Saheed village, near Patti, was mastermind of the gang. Mehal Singh, father and Tehal Singh, uncle of Dharminder Singh already facing drug cases.
A case under Sections 411 and 414 of the IPC, 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act, 27-A, 28, and 29 of the NDPS Act has been registered. The police produced the arrested accused in a court, who sent them to two-day police remand.
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