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2 cops held for running drug racket

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Fatehgarh Sahib, October 19

The district police have arrested two senior police personnel, one posted in the anti-narcotics cell of the Ludhiana police, for allegedly running a drug racket in the state since 2015 with the recovery of 1 kg opium and 7 kg poppy husk, besides vehicles purchased from drug money, from their possession.

One posted with anti-narcotics cell

  • One of the suspects, Ranbir Singh, is a senior constable with the anti-narcotics cell of Ludhiana police
  • A car, bike and scooter purchased from drug money have been impounded from their possession

Addressing mediapersons today, SSP Amneet Kondal said during a special drive, the police busted a drug racket allegedly being run by some "men in uniform", which was a matter of concern. She said a police team led by of Khamano SP (Investigation) Jagjit Singh Jallah set up a checkpoint near a dhaba on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana road at Khamano.

Around 11 pm, the police signalled the driver of a Breeza car to pull over but he sped away. After a chase, the police nabbed the driver, who identified himself as Navjot Singh, a senior constable and a resident of Samrala, Ludhiana.

On search, the police recovered opium and poppy husk from the vehicle. During preliminary interrogation, the constable revealed he used to get the supply from a relative, Ranbir Singh, a senior constable in the anti-narcotics cell of Ludhiana police, she said. He too was arrested.

Another name, Harchand Singh, alias Chand, had cropped up in the investigation and raids were on to arrest him, said the SSP.

During interrogation, both suspects confessed to their involvement in the sale of drugs since 2015, she added.

A car, bike and scooter have been recovered from their possession.



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