The Ladhowal police claimed to have arrested a man who is part of a supply chain of drug peddling on Thursday and recovered 1kg narcotic powder and 28 cartons of illicit liquor from his possession. The accused in an attempt to flee has rammed his car into a pole.
A case under Section 22/61/85 of NDPS Act and Section 61/1/14 of Excise Act has been registered against the accused Vishal Kumar of Joshi Nagar in Haibowal. The accused told police that a man named Lucky of same locality has sent him to Phillaur to receive the consignment and to hand it over to him.
ASI Jaswinder Singh, who is investigating the case, said following a tip-off, a check point near Hussainpura village was set up. The police stopped an Innova car, but instead of stopping the driver drove off the vehicle towards the village.
The police chased the accused. In the meantime, the accused lost control over the vehicle and rammed into a pole. The accused tried escaping from the spot leaving the vehicle there, but the police nabbed him. The ASI added that the police recovered 1kg narcotic powder and 28 cartons of illicit liquor from the car and a case was against him. The accused told to police that Lucky has sent him to Phillaur to receive the consignment. He met three men in Phillaur near a shrine, who loaded liquor and narcotic powder in his car.
ASI Jaswinder Singh said the police will try to arrest all accused in the supply chain.