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5 booked for framing agriculture officer in drug-peddling case

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, November 08, 2013
First Published: 20:54 IST(8/11/2013) | Last Updated: 20:57 IST(8/11/2013)

The local police have booked five persons for allegedly implicating an agriculture development officer in a case of drug peddling by pasting a packet of narcotic powder in his car.

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The police in October 2012 had found a packet of narcotic powder pasted on the bumper of agriculture officer Pardeep Singh's car following a tip-off near Lohara village canal bridge.

However, Pardeep, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, had pleaded before the police that it was a conspiracy against him and requested for a thorough investigation, following which the police initiated a probe.

Pardeep also filed a complaint against his relatives on November 1, 2012, to police commissioner.

In his complaint, Pardeep had alleged that his wife's uncle Baldev Singh possessed a grudge against him following a land dispute that was sub-judice.

Pardeep had alleged that Baldev's son Arjinder Singh was mastermind behind the conspiracy, and was also facing trial in a kidnapping case.

The police commissioner marked an inquiry to CIA staff incharge, who after a year-long inquiry, registered a case against Baldev of Sunet village, and his sons Sandeep Singh and Arjinder, and their accomplices Dalvir Singh of Boparai village, and Gurdeep Singh.

They have been booked under sections 182 (false information, with intent to cause public servant to use his lawful power to the injury of another person), 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and 22, 28, 29 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at Daba police station.

Inspector Ashok Kumar, incharge at CIA staff, while Baldev Singh was on Friday arrested in a separate case, a manhunt has been launched to nab the other accused.

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