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NRI held with heroin and foreign currency

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, March 04, 2013
First Published: 18:19 IST(4/3/2013) | Last Updated: 18:23 IST(4/3/2013)

Two people, including an NRI, were arrested by the Fatehgarh Sahib police in possession of 540-gm heroin, worth Rs. 2.70 crore, and Rs. 13.86 lakh in Indian and foreign currency-- Canadian and US dollars.

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Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Fatehgarh Sahib, Hardial Singh Mann informed on Monday that a police team led by Fatehgarh Sahib SHO Devinder Attri arrested NRI Anup Singh Kahlon, a resident of Jandu Singh Wala village in Jalandhar, and his driver, Kulwinder Singh alias Roki, a resident of Nawa Shahar Badla village of SAS Nager, traveling in an Innova car near Mandofal village on Sunday.

The SSP said the police also recovered two fake driving licenses with Anup Singh's photo affixed on both; one had been in Chandigarh and other in Moga.

The police also recovered 4 live cartridges of .32 bore from Kulwinder Singh. During his current stay in India, he was putting up at Zirakpur in Punjab.

The police registered a case against them under Sections 21,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Sections 420,467,468 and 471 of the IPC, along with charges under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Fatehgarh Sahib police station.  They were produced in a Fatehgarh Sahib court on Monday.

Mann informed that during the interrogation the police learnt that Anup Singh, along with his family, settled in Canada in 1995.  Initially, he was a truck driver, but later he got the permanent citizenship of Canada. Anup frequently visited India and had links with the drug mafia of Canada and India.

The SSP further informed that the police had also recovered an expired Indian passport and a Canadian passport, some ATMs cards, cash cards, the ATM card of his wife Ranjit Kaur Kahlon, three mobile phones and a laptop. The police also recovered several empty capsules and airtight plastic bags, which might have been used in supplying drugs. The SSP said further investigations were on.

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