PO, film producer held; arms, fake papers seized - ECAS Punjab

PO, film producer held; arms, fake papers seized

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Tribune News Service

Mansa, November 5

The police have arrested Harpreet Singh, a proclaimed offender (PO), and Amneet Sher Singh, alias Kaku, "Nikka Zaildar" fame Punjabi film producer, in the Jagdish Bhola drug racket. An Audi car, firearms and fake doucuments were seized from them.

Harpreet was arrested by the Fatehgarh Sahib police that busted the drug racket in 2013. He was booked under various Sections of the IPC and the NDPS Act along with Bhola and others. He was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in March 2013, which he jumped and has been absconding ever since. Later, he was declared a PO by the court.

The police have seized a fake passport and Aadhaar card from the accused and sources in the police claimed that it seemed Harpreet was planning to run away from the country. After initial interrogation, the police have been sent to Delhi as it is learnt that these fake documents were prepared there.

SSP Surinder Lamba said, "The police have seized weapons, fake documents and the car of the accused."

The SSP said, "It appears that the accused had international smuggling links. They were produced before a court and police remand has been sought. Now further investigation will take place and the police are hopeful that new facts regarding the recoveries and their supply chain will come to the fore."

A case under various Sections of the IPC and Arms Act has been registered against both accused at the Mansa City-2 police station.

With the arrest of Punjabi movie producer with a drug smuggler, the angle of funding in Punjabi film industry by drug smugglers has also started, which needs a thorough probe.

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