Amritsar police team attacked in Moga, two drug smugglers booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Moga
  • Updated: May 30, 2015 11:56 IST

A police party of the Amritsar narcotics cell was attacked near Dholewala village under Dharamkot subdivision, 38 km from the district headquarters, on Friday.

Police officials said a four-member team led by sub-inspector Joginder Singh was on its way to Dholewal to raid a house where two drug smugglers were allegedly hidden.

Dilbar Ali, assistant sub-inspector, Dharamkot police station, said, "The Amritsar police had arrested Gurjit Singh recently with 70-gm heroin. Gurjit, an Amritsar resident, had revealed that some Moga residents were also involved in heroin smuggling. Hence, a police party was sent to Moga to arrest the smugglers. When the cops reached near Dholewal, two armed men in a Swift car opened fire at them."

A case has been registered against drug smugglers Kamaljit Singh Kaka, a resident of Dharamkot, and Jagga Singh, a resident of Bagge village in Moga district, under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at Dharamkot police station on the basis of the sub-inspector's statement.

All four cops escaped unhurt in the attack, even as the assailants sped away. The ASI said a police team had been formed to arrest the accused.

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