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Bhola drug racket: bail to accused Harpreet Lamba

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 28, 2014
First Published: 09:49 IST(28/3/2014) | Last Updated: 09:51 IST(28/3/2014)

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday granted bail to Harpreet Singh Lamba, who was arrested in the international-drug-racket case in which dismissed Punjab Police officer and Arjuna Award winning wrestler Jagdish Bhola is one of the accused.

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On March 22 last year, Fatehgarh Sahib police had lodged the first-information report (FIR) at Sirhind under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

After his arrest on a charge of keeping 5-kilogram pseudoephedrine (chemical raw material for synthetic drugs), Ambala resident Harpreet Singh Lamba was put inside the high-security Nabha jail.

On Thursday, his bail petition came up for hearing before the court headed by justice M Jeyapaul and was allowed.

However, the judge adjourned the bail petition of co-accused Kulbir Singh, arrested on a charge of keeping 10-kg pseudoephedrine, to April 4 for the filing of reply by the state government.

Kulbir Singh is also behind bars in the high-security Nabha prison and named in some other cases as well. The Bhola case relates to a smuggling racked exposed by the Patiala police.

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