The crime investigating agency (CIA) of the SAS Nagar police arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who used to help the three drug smugglers — Gurjant Singh, Sandeep Singh and Jatinder Singh — in cross-border smuggling of drugs, arms and ammunition, from Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) on Friday.
The crime investigating agency (CIA) of SAS Nagar police arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who used to help the three drug smugglers — Gurjant Singh, Sandeep Singh and Jatinder Singh — in cross-border smuggling of drugs, arms and ammunition, from Sriganganagar on Friday.
Anil Kumar, a constable with the 52 Battalion, posted near Sriganganagar, is presently on police remand till January 10.
As per the police sources, Anil used to help the herion smugglers in getting the contraband and arms and ammunition smuggled from Pakistan in lieu for money. His account showed transactions of `39,000 and `49,000 on two occasions, while he also received cash amounting to `50,000 from the accused in another instance.
Anil used to keep in touch with accused Gurjant through WhatsApp, while he used Facebook to keep in contact with the other two smugglers.
Pakistan-based smuggler Imtiaz had got the three accused in contact with Anil and had got the deal executed.
The CIA wing of SAS Nagar police had arrested the accused, including Gurjant Singh alias Bhollu, 26; Sandeep Singh, 25, residents of Tarn Taran and Jatinder Singh alias Jindi, 34, a resident of Ludhiana, on December 29 with cache of arms and ammunition smuggled from Pakistan. The police had also recovered mobile phones and a Pakistan SIM card from their possession. The accused were in regular touch with the Pakistani drug suppliers over phone.
GURJANT MET PAK SMUGGLER IN THAILAND ON FAKE PASSPORT
Accused Gurjant had rented an accommodation in Sunny Enclave in Kharar under fake identity of Gagandeep Singh, hailing from Jalandhar and had even got a passport issued under this name. He had used this passport to travel to Thailand, where he had met Imtiaz.
NARCOTICS, ARMS SMUGGLED THROUGH RAJASTHAN
The accused used to smuggle narcotics, arms and ammunition from Pakistan via Rajasthan on regular intervals. The accused have admitted that they used to smuggle narcotics from Hindumalkot village in Rajasthan through FerozepurFazilka side. They admitted to have smuggled about 2.71 qunital of heroin from across the border till date, which they used to send to Delhi, and from there to the rest of the country.
The accused had brought in arms and ammunition, including sten gun, one 9 mm pistol, three .30 bore pistol along with live cartridges and Pakistani mobile SIM card through this route.
POLICE TRACKING THE GANG SINCE SEPT
The police had registered a case against the smugglers on September 1, 2015, following a loot of an ATM. On December 29, the police received information regarding the gang moving round in the area and traced the accused to a saloon in Kharar from where two accused -- Sandeep and Gurjant -- were arrested with a Swift car carrying weapons. The car recovered from the accused was stolen from Ludhiana on gun point. Sandeep and Gurjant’s interrogation had led to the arrest of Jatinder Singh, from whom the police recovered more weapons.