Acting upon the directions of the state government, the district police have cracked down on drug peddlers in the district and arrested 34 peddlers during the past fortnight.
Speaking to Hindustan Times here on Wednesday, superintendent of police (detective) Jagjit Singh Saroa said that the police have recovered 6 kg poppy husk, 4 kg smack, 6.5 kg narcotic powder, 6,005 capsules and 225 tablets from them. All the accused have been booked under the various sections of the NDPS Act, Saroa added.
He said that the police have also arrested 89 persons under the Excise Act in the district from May 20 to June 3. Saroa said that the police have recovered 26,09,800 ml of illicit liquor, 1850 kg of 'lahan' and 3 working stills from these accused.
Meanwhile, a local resident, Amar Kaur, told Hindustan Times that her grandson Ranjit Singh alias Tinda was whisked away by a police party from her residence here at about 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. She said that the police party searched her house but they recovered nothing objectionable from her house. She said that the police recovered only a silver foil which is used for wrapping food.
When asked about the said boy, the local police remarked that the matter was being investigated and Ranjit Singh was caught on the disclosure made by other drug peddlers during questioning.