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Dismissed Punjab Police cop among two held with heroin in Chandigarh

Dismissed Punjab Police cop among two held with heroin in Chandigarh

The two drug peddlers in custody of the Chandigarh Police.



Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 3

Two drug peddlers, including a dismissed senior constable of the Punjab Police, have been arrested by the Crime Branch of the UT police with a total of 71.23 grams of heroin.

The Crime Branch staff were on patrol duty in Sector 39 when they nabbed a 47-year-old drug peddler, named Parveen, a resident of Behlolpur village, Mohali district. The police recovered 55 grams of heroin from his possessing.

A case under the NDPS Act was registered against him at the Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) police station in Sector 11. During interrogation, Parveen disclosed that he used to purchase drugs from Kala, who is based in Ferozepur.

Acting on this information, the police conducted a raid in Ferozepur and nabbed the suspect, identified as Amardeep Singh, alias Kala (36), with 16.23 grams of heroin.

DSP (Crime) Udaypal Singh said Kala was a dismissed Punjab Police cop. “Kala was dismissed after 15 years of service. He has a tainted past with five cases, including three of the NDPS Act, registered against him in separate states,” the DSP added. The police said information revealed by the two accused might lead to more arrests and drug recovery.

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