Dismissed Punjab Police officer Jagdish Bhola and his aide, Sarabjit Singh Saba, will remain in judicial custody for three more days.
A local court on Sunday extended the period till November 27, after police produced the alleged kingpin of a multi-crore international synthetic-drug racket and his aide before duty magistrate Jagmeet Singh. The public prosecutor had sought seven more days of their interrogation to seize more drugs and uncover their international links.
Bhola and Saba are here on transit remand for questioning in the the Arms-Act and counterfeit-seal cases lodged in April at Urban Estate. On November 11, the Patiala police had arrested Arjuna-Award-winner athlete Bhola and four alleged accomplices from a dhaba at Ganaur on the Grand Trunk Road in Haryana.
Police claimed to have seized drugs worth `18 crore and two cars from the accused.
Bhola was on the run since March 3. His aides, Saba and Jagdish Singh Chahal, are in judicial custody in a connected case.
Bhola, former international wrestler, allegedly sent pseudoephedrine (precursor chemical), ICE (M-amphetamine) and heroin into Europe, Canada, the US, and other countries, and even hired Chinese and Vietnamese nationals for making drugs and expatriates for shipping these to the West.