Ludhiana: SI arrested with heroin fails drug test
On how he became part of the drug peddlers’ gang, the SI, who was arrested in Ludhiana with 846g heroin on November 22, said that during his tenure as Lasada police post in-charge, he had arrested Kaur for peddling drugs. Later, he joined her gang to fund his addiction.
A police sub-inspector, who was arrested with 846g heroin on November 22, failed his drug test on Thursday.
The accused, Harjinder Kumar, who was earlier posted as the Division 5 additional station house officer, admitted that he was addicted to drugs and had been consuming narcotics for the last three years. His aides – Harjinder Kaur, 35, and Rohit Kumar, 20, of Phillaur in Jalandhar – also tested positive for drugs.
On how he became part of the drug peddlers’ gang, the SI said that during his tenure as Lasada police post in-charge, he had arrested Kaur for peddling drugs. Later, he joined her gang to fund his addiction.
Inspector Harbans Singh, Special Task Force (STF, Ludhiana Range) in-charge, said that the SI was transferred to Ludhiana in 2019. “He served in different police stations, but kept on supplying drugs to addicts. He would take leave from the department to supply drugs and would wear his uniform, while delivering the drugs to avoid suspicion.”
The STF is going through the accused persons’ properties and bank statements. No drugs were found from teh SI’s room, which is situated above the Division 2 police station.
Meanwhile, residents of Sailkiana village of Phillaur thanked the STF for arresting Kaur and her aide Rohit Kumar. They said the accused would target the youngsters in the village. “We lodged several complaints against her, but the police never took any action,” they alleged.
Truck driver held with 52 kg poppy husk
A truck driver was arrested with 52 kg poppy husk on Thursday. His truck was also impounded.
The accused, Arshpreet Singh alias Arsh, 20, of Jassian village, was arrested at Bahadur Ke Road. Arshpreet Singh, a welder, had only started driving the truck one month ago.”
A case was registered under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.