By Madhur :
Jalandhar ,May 8,2020: Tightening noose on the smugglars On the directions issued by Dinkar Gupta, Director General of Police, Naunihal Singh, Inspector General of Police, Jalandhar Range, Jalandhar and Navjot Singh Mahal, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural) and under the guidance of Sarbjit Singh SP/Investigation and Sarabjit Rai, PPS, DSP/Special Branch, a special drive launched against narcotic smugglers and anti social elements during the lockdown/curfew imposed by the Government of India & Punjab State Government in connection with Covid-19. The Jalandhar police received a major success when Inspetor Shiv Kumar, In-charge CIA Staff, Jalandhar (Rural) alongwith police party arrested 2 narcotic smugglers and recovered 18 KG of Opium and 01 Truck bearing registration No.PB-08-V-9692 from them.
Interacting with the medis persons, Navjot Singh Mahal,SSP/Jalandhar (Rural) intimated that on 7-05-2020 Inspr. Shiv Kumar, In-charge CIA Staff and SI Pankaj Kumar of CIA Staff alongwith police party were conducting checking of vehicles at Adda Bidhipur, Popice Station Maqsudan. During nakabandi, on suspicion one Truck bearing registration No. PB-06-V-9692 carrying jaggery was intercepted.
On an ivestigation the driver of the truck reveled his identity as Lakhvir Singh s/o Ajit Singh r/o village Aadi, PS Dorangla, district Gurdaspur, whereas the other person sitting on the adjoining seat of the driver revealed his identity as Angrej Singh s/o Jaspal Singh r/o Bhagaria, PS Bilshanda, district Pilibhit (UP). However, Sarabjit Rai, PPS, DSP/Special Branch also reached on the spot and in his presence the checking of the duo was conducted upon which 2 KG of Opium was recovered from Lakhvir Singh, 2 KG of Opium was recovered from Angrej Singh whereas 2 KG of Opium was recovered from the dashboard of the truck. Thus 6 KG of Opium was recovered from them. In this regard case FIR No. 57 dated 07-5-2020 u/s 18 NDPS Act was registered against the accused in PS Maqsudan, district Jalandhar (Rural). During the preliminary investigation, on May 8 both the accused while in the police custody with their own hands got recovered 12 packets of Opium each containing 01 KG of Opium from the Stepney of the Truck. As such 12 KG of Opium was taken into custody by the police. Hence, a total of 18 KG of Opium was recovered from the duo. A deep probe is being conducted and more revelations are yet to be expected.
Place of incident : Adda Bidhipur, PS Maqsudan Dated : 7-5-2020
- Opium : 18 KG
- Truck : 01 bearing registration No. PB-06-V-9692
Details of accused arrested
- Lakhvir Singh (Aged about 37 Yrs.) s/o Ajit Singh r/o village Aadi, PS Dorangla, district Gurdaspur
- Angrej Singh (Aged about 3 years) s/o Jaspal Singh r/o Bhagaria, PS Bilshanda, district Pilibhit (U.P.)
NOTE: It is worth mentioning here that the police of district Jalandhar (Rural) is not only strongly implementing the Lockdown/Curfew in the district for the safety of general public from Covid-19, but is also carrying out the drive against narcotic smugglers and anti social elements. Resultantly, since 23-03-2020 till date, 1 case of blind murder traced, 03 Pistols, 120 cartridges and following is the detail of narcotics recovered by the Jalandhar (Rural) Police:
|Case||Accused||Opium||Poppy Husk||Heroin||Intox. Tablets||Intox. Syrups||Green Leaf||Drug money|
|25||37||03||24 KG 750 GM||41 KG||558 GM||10640||15||61 KG 500 GM||10,94,000/- Rs.|