Smelling the involvement of some NRIs and foreigners in the multi-crore international drug racket in which the dismissed Punjab police officer Jagdish Bhola was arrested, the Punjab police have decided to seek the support of the police from other countries to reach out to the international drug racketeers.
This was disclosed by Paramjit Singh Gill, inspector general of police (IG) (Patiala range), who was here to inaugurate a clinical laboratory at the police lines.
He, however, refused to disclose the names of the countries whose help would be sought in the case.
When asked about any pressure on the police after the alleged involvement of some big fish and senior officers of the Punjab police in the racket, the IG made it clear, "Anybody, whether a politician or a police officer, involved in the racket will not be spared as drug addiction was the most serious problem in Punjab".
Drug addiction, in fact, was a problem more serious than terrorism and the police have launched a special drive to deal with it to make Punjab a drug-free state, he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that after the arrest of Jagdish Bhola, the Patiala police were investigating the roots of this international drug racket and it was found during the investigation that Bhola was the mastermind behind the Rs 700-crore synthetic drug racket exposed by the state police.
Earlier, the police had busted the biggest-ever international drug racket by arresting the notorious drug kingpin Ranjit Kandola, who is in police custody.
He had recently sparked a fresh controversy by disclosing his alleged nexus with two senior officers of t he Punjab police.
When asked about the police failure to make any progress in identifying killers of Malerkotla boy Vidhu Jain, 13, who died after being set on fire, the IG said that the police were thoroughly investigating the matter.
"We don't want that any innocent is arrested in haste in the heinous case but, as investigation was underway, the police will arrest the culprits soon".