In a major crackdown against drugs, the District Police have apprehended three persons including a woman with a recovery of 1.6 kg Heroin, 580 gm Opium, 560 gm Gold, Rs 50 Lakh approximately Drug money, one swift car PB02 BH 4443 from them. On the directives of DGP Dinkar Gupta and IG Jalandhar Range Kaustubh Sharma, the district police has intensified campaign against drugs and smugglers, which led to a huge recovery of drugs and drug money.Disclosing this here today, SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said that a police party intercepted a car near Tanda Chowk on Tuesday to ask whereabouts the persons travelling in. On suspicion, the police party checked the pockets of a youth and found 45 gram heroin from one of his pockets and 25 gram & Rs. 50,000 from the pocket of another youth. The both have been identified as Pushpinder Sionmgh alias Tinku of local Naraian Nagar and Amit Choudhary of mohalla Bassi Khawaju. After recovering drugs from their possession a case under section u/s 21, 29, 60-61-85 had been registered at Model Town Police station. During preliminary investigation it came to fore that the both accused were indulged in drug peddling and they procured the drugs from Jasvir Singh alias Gajju and his accomplice Jagroop Kaur, who was indulged in the drug peddling with him.
Navjot Singh Mahal informed that acting swiftly on the inputs of preliminary investigation as team a team under SP (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu along with DSP (D) Rakesh Kumar, SHO Model Town Karnail Singh, CIA Incharge Shiv Kumar, Narcotic Cell incharge Surjit Singh and Lady Sub Inspector Jasvir Kaur was constituted to get into the bottom of the drug lords and smuggling. The police party raided the house of Jasvir Singh alias Gajju at Green Avenue, Jandiala, Amritsar. Jagrup Kaur, who lives with Jasvir Singh and works with him in smuggling illicit drugs, was apprehended by the police party with 100gm heroin while Jasvir Singh managed to flee. During search of the house police party also recovered 1 kg 480 gm heroin, 580 gram Opium, 560 gm gold and drug money to the tune of Rs. 49,48,700. Police parties are conducting rigorous search for the absconding accused Jasvir Singh.SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said that the entire matter is being investigated thoroughly and action is being initiated to forfeit and attach the property earned from drug money by drug smugglers, the same process will be followed in this case u/s 68F NDPS Act at the earliest. He also gave a stern message to drug smugglers of the area that police is behind them and no one indulged in such wrongful act against society and nation will be spared by the police. He also told that two cases under NDPS act had already been registered against Gajju in Mohali while five cases were already registered against Pushpinder in Hoshiarpur.
Drive Against Drugs, 189 Cases Registerd So Far With Arrest 234
SSP Navjot Singh Mahal also informed that as many as 189 cases under the campaign against drugs by the district police since January 1, 2021 with arrest of 234 persons indulged in this anti-social practices. He said that the police had recovered so far 9 kg 495 gram heroin, 4 kg 230 gram opium, 583 kg poppy husk, 4 kg 318 gram nashila powder, 1 kg 380 gram charas, 25 gram smack, 5 kg ganja, 105514 capsules and 52 injections.