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Drug peddler Monu Gaba produced in court

punjab Updated: Jun 20, 2014 22:14 IST
HT Correspondent

Goraya businessman Chunni Lal Gaba's son Gurjit Singh alias Monu, the accused in the high-profile synthetic drugs case, was remanded to police custody till June 23, by a court here. Monu, who evaded arrest for the past five months, was named the primary offender in the FIR.

The police registered a case against him on June 16, 2013 and was arrested under Sections 21, 22, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Monu earlier figured in the probe conducted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the `6,000-crore drug racket in Fategarh Sahib in 2013. He is supposedly a close confidante of former jail minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur.

Monu was running a pharmaceutical factory in Himachal Pradesh and was accused of supplying pseudoephedrine, used to make crystal methamphetamine commonly known as ice, to druglord Varinder Raja. The latter had been supplying ice to several foreign countries. Monu's name cropped up during the questioning of druglord Jagdish Bhola.

However, his lawyer Bhupinder Singh Sodhi said that nothing was recovered from Monu and the case was still being investigated.