Hoshiarpur, June 13
In pursuance of drive against drugs and illicit liquor initiated across the state on directions of DGP Dinkar, the Hoshiarpur police conducted Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) to comb off the drug smugglers from the district. Under the search took place in different areas, the police teams seized illicit liquor, heroin, intoxicant powder and 9.4 lakh drug money from the accused.
SSP Navjot Singh Mahal, who was personally supervising this drive, said that the operations were conducted in Chak Routa village of Garhshankar, Harta, Jalota of Dasuya, Sandpur village of Talwara and Ghasitpur Tooran village of Hajipur. Similarly, in urban areas hotspots were identified and the operation was conducted in Valmiki Mohalla of Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh Colony of Tanda. Mahal further stated that 39 persons were apprehended during the operation while eight cases were registered under the NDPS and the Excise Act. The police teams seized 2,07,000-ml illicit liquor, 185-gm heroin, 286-gm intoxicant powder, during the operation. Drug money of Rs 9.4 lakh and four vehicles were recovered from the accused persons.
Mahal pointed out that these kinds of surprise operations will continue in future also to eradicate the menace of illicit drugs and illicit liquor. He has appealed public to come forward to inform police about such wrongdoings in their surroundings so that police can take immediate action against anti-social elements.
The accused arrested by the police have been identified as Narinder Kumar, alias Ninder, of Chak Routa village, Vikas, alias Vicky of Binewal, Garhshankar, Balwinder Singh of Chabbewal, Saurav Kumar and Bikram, alias Bicky, both residents of Balmiki Mohalla, Hoshiarpur.
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