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Cop, schoolteacher held for drug smuggling in Jalandhar

The accused have been identified as constable Pavitar Singh (35) of Mehandipur village and Amanpreet Singh (25), a teacher with Dhilwan International Public School (DIPS), Urban Estate. Amanpreet’s father is also a police inspector in the CID wing.

punjab Updated: Mar 26, 2017 08:47 IST
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SSP (Rural) Gupreet Singh Bhullar addressing  media after the arrest of police constable, school teacher with 2-kg opium, 20-gm heroin, on Saturday.
SSP (Rural) Gupreet Singh Bhullar addressing media after the arrest of police constable, school teacher with 2-kg opium, 20-gm heroin, on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

A police constable posted with the CID wing and a schoolteacher were arrested for possessing 2-kg opium and 20-gm heroin here on Saturday.

The accused have been identified as constable Pavitar Singh (35) of Mehandipur village and Amanpreet Singh (25), a teacher with Dhilwan International Public School (DIPS), Urban Estate. Amanpreet’s father is also a police inspector in the CID wing. They had been selling the contraband in the nearby areas.

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SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said acting on a tip-off, the Crime Investigation Agency laid a naka in Durawan village near Bhogpur. A Maruti Swift car (PB08DF-7456) was stopped for checking and the cops stumbled upon the contraband during search of the vehicle. The car was occupied by Pavitar Singh and Amanpreet.

Bhullar said the constable was with the CID for 15 years and had been receiving opium from a Bareilly man, who is yet to be arrested. A Rohit Kumar of Behram in SBS Nagar was supplying heroin to them, the SSP said.

A case under Sections 18-21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against them. A local court sent them to two-day police remand.The DGP has reportedly recommended dismissal of the constable.