6 months in jail for SGPC official, husband over opium in car

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rupnagar
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 20:53 IST

A local court on Wednesday sentenced the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) school education deputy director and her husband to six months in jail for possessing drugs. The court of additional sessions judge Sunita Rani Sharma has also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the couple.

The case goes back to 2009, when police recovered 1-kg opium from the car of Harjit Singh, who is also the principal of Bhai Nand Lal Public School in Anandpur Sahib, and her husband, Jagjit Singh.

After recovery of the contraband during checking, police registered a case under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Although Jagjit Singh was arrested, cops failed to file a challan against Harjit despite naming her in the FIR.

Later, the Rupnagar station house officer told the court that Harjit was present in the car at the time of the recovery. Thereafter, the public prosecutor filed an application before the court in October 2012, making her an accused in the case.

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