ASI booked for supplying drugs to jail inmates

Patiala, June 15

The police today arrested an ASI deputed at the Central Jail, Patiala, who allegedly supplied narcotics to prisoners. The ASI has been identified as Ranjit Singh (55).

Ranjit was deputed in the zone which was meant for gangsters. He allegedly supplied intoxicants to the inmates in lieu of Rs3,000. The police took action against the ASI on a complaint of Assistant Superintendent Jagjit Singh.

Jail officials had recovered 5 gram of powder from Ranjit inside the jail and when he was grilled, he said he had procured the powder from a person outside the jail. “When jail officials opened his locker in the jail, they found his phone and another 80 gram intoxicant powder. The Tripuri police were informed and a case was registered against him,” said the jail officials. Other inmates named in the FIR are Shinda Singh and Sukhjinder Singh. — TNS

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