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Arrested customs official had link with Delhi-based drug peddler

punjab Updated: May 12, 2013 22:11 IST
Rajeev Bhaskar

Police investigation into the case of arrest of Central Excise & Customers Department superintendent Gurdev Singh, who was caught possessing 17kg contraband, has unearthed his strong association with a Delhi-based drug peddler, who is presently lodged in the Tihar Jail.

"Interrogation of Gurdev Singh, whose police remand was extended today for another three days, revealed that he had strong ties with Delhi-based drug peddler, Vinay Aggarwal, who was arrested by Delhi Police in November 2011 under NDPS Act and is currently lodged in Tihar Jail", superintendent of police (SP) Rajinder Singh told Hindustan Times.

"We have sent a warrant to Tihar Jail and he is expected to be brought here on May 14", the SP said, while clarifying that Delhi Police would bring him on production warrant.

Elaborating about the links of duo drug peddler, SP said that Aggarwal was indulged in the import of spices from Pakistan and was a frequent visitor to the neighbouring country. It was Aggarwal, who enabled links of Pakistan-based drug peddler Sardar with Gurdev.

HT Investigation revealed that Sardar used to dispatch the contraband hidden under the specially designed toilet seat in particular Bogie Number 6 Pakistan's rack of Samjhauta Express and being the senior most custom official at Attari Railway station, Gurdev used to take it out to his official quarter, before supplying it further to other conduits.

The supply of drugs through Samjhauta Express used to continue for six months in a year allegedly with the connivance of Sardar and Pakistan's custom officials, as half of year, rack of Pakistan is used in the train and for remaining half, Indian rack is used to ply the train, police sources said adding that so far Gurdev has supplied more than 40 kg of heroin, smuggled from the train.

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