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ASI booked for releasing drug haul kingpin

punjab Updated: Oct 12, 2015 22:53 IST
HT Correspondent
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The police had recovered 2.40 lakh tablets and 1,000 cough syrups from the accused.(Representative photo)

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Kuldeep Singh, in-charge at Dhandhari police post, has been booked for allegedly accepted bribe from a drug haul kingpin to scot him free. Senior officials, who came know about his deed, have lodged an FIR against him at the Focal Point police station in this context under sections 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

When the ASI came to know that he has been landed in the trouble, he fled taking away the file of the case. The police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, crime) Mukhwinder Singh said the ASI had recovered a cache of psychotropic on October 1 and had nabbed two chemists, including Balwinder Singh of Dhandhari Kalan and Monty of Rajindra Medical. The police had recovered 2.40 lakh tablets and 1,000 cough syrups from the accused.

Later, the ASI had scot Monty free after accepting bribe said to be Rs 2.50 lakh in cash, from him and lodged an FIR against Balwinder Singh under sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act.

The ADCP said meanwhile they got secret information about the nexus and initiated investigation in the case. They came to know that Monty was the kingpin of the drug haul and used to supply psychotropic to chemists and drug addicts.

The ADCP further added that on Sunday an FIR was lodged against the errant ASI, but he came to know about it and fled taking file of the drug haul case. The police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused.

It is pertinent to mention that the police had arrested Inspector Jagjit Singh on March 12, who was the then SHO at Shimlapuri police station under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Inspector had allegedly taken Rs 2 lakh from the accused of burglary and scot them free. The accused was wanted in some other police stations too.