A local court here acquitted three people in a drug peddling case after a police probe failed to connect the sequence of events. The case assumed significance as investigations came under a cloud after allegations of cash for bail surfaced in the case. However, after a probe, CBI had filed the closure report in that aspect.
The police had arrested Harvinder Singh, a resident of Tindawala village of Ferozepur district (Punjab); Jora Singh, a resident of the same village, and Praveen Kumar, a resident of Jalalabad village of Ferozepur district, while they were in a car in Sector 16 on January 26, 2012.
About 4 kg opium was claimed to have been recovered from them. Later, police searched a house in Sector 15 from where 9 kg opium of superior quality was recovered on the disclosure of the accused. The car was also impounded.
A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against the three in Sector 14 police station.
Praveen Kumar had secured bail from the Punjab and Haryana High Court after allegedly misrepresenting facts on July 27, 2012.
When the allegations of cash for bail were made, the high court cancelled the bail on September 18, 2012 and Kumar was re-arrested on January 22, 2013.
After the trial, all the three were acquitted.