BTF activist, one other arrested in drugs haul case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib
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  • Updated: Mar 23, 2013 16:03 IST

Fatehgarh Sahib police today claimed to have arrested two more persons in the drug haul case, in which name of Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh cropped up.


Kulbir Singh Assandh, an activist of Bhindrawale Tiger Force (BTF) and his accomplice Rajinder Singh alias Raj, were arrested during a search operation near GT Road here, police said.

HS Mann, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Fatehgarh Sahib said that following a tip off Rajinder Singh and Kulbir Singh were arrested while they were travelling in a Skoda car near GT Road here on late Friday evening.

He added both are involved in smuggling of drugs from a long time.

The police have recovered 10 kg of sedative powder from them and both are expected to be produced in the court later today.

The Fatehgarh Sahib police on March 7 had seized 26-kg heroin worth Rs 130 crore in the international market from an NRI Anup Singh Kahlon's house in Zirakpur.

Kahlon had named boxers Ram Singh and Vijender Singh as his 'customers'.

Vijender's wife car was found outside Kahlon's house in Zirakpur near Chandigarh.

During interrogation Ram Singh, Vijender's roommate at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, had claimed that both he and Vijender had been experimenting with heroin, after which Vijender was also questioned by the Punjab Police.

 

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