Tribune News Service
Bathinda, April 15
Three policemen were caught involved in drug smuggling in separate incidents amid curfew in the district. These incidents point towards the new modus operandi of peddlers, who in order to evade action, have reportedly started luring cops.
In one incident, a smuggler took along a constable to sell drugs at Gosal village in Rampura Phul. They were nabbed by the villagers and handed over to the police. A video of the incident was posted on social media. The constable, Bhupinder Singh, has been dismissed.
In another incident, ASI Mander Singh deputed at Talwandi Sabo police station along with his associate Manga Singh of Jodhpur Pakhar village was held with 750 gm of poppy husk at Jodhpur Pakhar village in Maur. He has been suspended and further investigation is on.
In the third incident, two peddlers and constable Hardeep Singh were reportedly nabbed by residents near Ballianwali village. The locals alleged that the accused had come to sell chitta in the village. The constable has been suspended, but no case was registered against him as the drug was not recovered from him.
As per information, the district police have registered 60 cases of drug smuggling and booked 91 persons between March 20 and April 12. Of the 91, the police have arrested 85 persons.
During this period, the police seized 722 gm of heroin, 60 kg of poppy husk, 686 bottles of illicit liquor, 3 gm of smack, 4,443 intoxicant pills, 70 litre of lahan and 640 gmof opium.
SSP Dr Nanak Singh said, “There is no laxity in vigilance against peddlers even during the curfew.”
- The district police have registered 60 cases of drug smuggling and booked 91 persons between March 20 and April 12.
- During this period, the police seized 722 gm of heroin, 60 kg of poppy husk, 686 bottles of illicit liquor and 3 gm of smack.
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