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Woman who handed drugs to SAS Nagar car occupant arrested from Rajasthan

A 40-year-old woman of Sunny Enclave, SAS Nagar, who allegedly planted drugs in the car of an SAS Nagar businessman on June 16 was arrested on Monday.

punjab Updated: Jul 12, 2016 16:51 IST
HT Correspondent
The accused woman (In black dress) in police custody at Maloya Police station, Chandigarh on Monday.
The accused woman (In black dress) in police custody at Maloya Police station, Chandigarh on Monday.(Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

A 40-year-old woman of Sunny Enclave, SAS Nagar, who allegedly planted drugs in the car of an SAS Nagar businessman on June 16 was arrested on Monday.

The police have already arrested five people in the case. Bhagwan Singh, an accountant at an SAS Nagar college, was caught with 2.6-kg opium and fake currency worth Rs 15 lakh from Sector 38-West.

The accused, Lovepreet Kaur, runs a beauty parlour in Sunny Enclave. She was held from Charnawala village in Bikaner, Rajasthan.

Police said that she planted the opium and the fake currency in Bhagwan Singh’s car.

Police said Lovepreet Kaur was in touch with Narender Singh of Ludhiana and Navjot Singh of SAS Nagar. They planned to plant drugs in the Bhagwan’s car owing to a property dispute.

“The woman is the main conspirator. She handed over the drugs to Bhagwan. Narender Singh, who was following Bhagwan’s car, kept former UT cop Tarsem Singh Rana in the loop,” superintendent of police Navdeep Singh Brar said.

Bhagwan was arrested on a tip-off by Rana.

“Narender left for Ludhiana after Bhagwan was caught redhanded. Lovepreet also had an enmity with Shergill, so she agreed to handover the drugs to him.”

Maloya station house officer (SHO) Ram Rattan Sharma said, “It is found that using a mobile application, Navjot Singh tricked the businessman that he was calling from Canada.”

Apart from Tarsem Rana and Narender, Punjab and Haryana high court senior advocate Jatin Salwan was also held in the case.

Police said Raj Singh of Bikaner, Rajasthan, arranged opium for Lovepreet. They are now verifying if `24 lakh were withdrawn from Navjot Singh’s bank account or not.

THE CASE

Bhagwan Singh was caught with 2.6-kg opium and fake currency on June 16. Tarsem Singh Rana of Sector 42 gave a tip-off to police regarding the matter in June.

But Rana, Salwan, and Narinder, were allegedly behind framing him. They were booked under the Section 29 (planting drugs) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Maloya police station. Police said the trap was meant for SS Shergill, an SAS Nagar businessman, but as Shergill sent Bhagwan in his place to collect the parcel, police allegedly caught him.