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Posted at: Aug 14, 2019, 8:00 AM; last updated: Aug 14, 2019, 10:35 AM (IST)

Prisoner ‘runs’ drug network from jail

Prisoner ‘runs’ drug network from jail

Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 13

A day after the police had nabbed two women peddlers and seized heroin from their possession, further investigations revealed that the husband of one of the accused who has been behind bars was running a drug network from the jail.

On Monday, the police had nabbed Manjit Kaur Beeto with 450 gm of heroin and Amarjit Kaur with 400-gm heroin.

During the investigation, Manjeet informed that her husband Surjit Singh was operating and liaisoning from the jail. She revealed that she was in ‘regular touch’ with him and used to get orders from her husband.

The cops immediately informed the Patiala Central Jail officials, who then conducted a raid inside the jail. The police recoverd a mobile phone from Surjit, who has also been booked under Section 52 –A of the Prisons Act.

Surjit, along with the two women was produced before a court today which remanded the trio to three-day police custody.

It is pertinent to mention that the accused women were nabbed a month after the cops had arrested Navjot Singh, alias, Nannu, of Bazigar Basti, Sangrur. A diary having names of drug peddlers was recovered from Nanu, which ultimately led to arrest of the accused women.

 Senior Superintendent of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu said, “The woman said her husband was guiding her on a daily basis from inside the jail. We have already got a three-day remand, while further investigation is underway.”

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