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Punjab police ASI spotted ‘consuming heroin’, runs from angry public in Tarn Taran

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Darshan Singh Mann said he had instructed the deputy superintendent of police, Patti, Sohan Singh, to inquire. “Further action will be taken after the inquiry,” he said.

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2017 22:00 IST
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An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police faced public anger and had to flee, abandoning his car, after he was allegedly found consuming heroin in Basti area of Patti town, 23 km from the district headquarters Tarn Taran, on Friday.

A departmental probe is now on against ASI Rasal Singh, who has been sent to the police lines in Tarn Taran. He was seen by some locals when he was allegedly doing drugs in his Maruti Celerio car (PB-46-R-8797). After he fled, the locals handed over the car to the Patti police.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Darshan Singh Mann said he had instructed the deputy superintendent of police, Patti, Sohan Singh, to inquire. “Further action will be taken after the inquiry,” he said.

Basti area of Patti in the district bordering Pakistan is infamous for drugs. On Wednesday, women of the area had protested against drug smuggling and alleged that some workers of the ruling Congress and a police employee were involved in the illicit trade. After that, Patti’s station house officer, Mohit Kumar, had been transferred.