Three arrested on charges of smuggling arms, drugs from Pakistan
In a joint operation, the Border Security Force, the intelligence unit of Rajasthan police and the Sriganganagar police arrested three people from Punjab’sTarantaran district for their alleged involvement in smuggling in the border areajaipur Updated: May 20, 2018 21:57 IST
In a joint operation, the Border Security Force, the intelligence unit of Rajasthan police and the Sriganganagar police arrested three people from Punjab’sTarantaran district for their alleged involvement in smuggling in the border area.
The accused have been identified as Jasvindra Singh alias Sonu, Jagraj Singh alias Billa and Ratanbeer Singh alias Ratan. The joint team also recovered two sophisticated pistols and two cartridges.
SP Harendra Mahavar said the team was working on some input and following the leads the arrests were made. The police are expecting a big breakthrough in the coming time.
Police sources said in February 2017, the Gajsinghpur police recovered two packets (1 Kg each) of unclaimed heroin on the Zero line near 5 FD post of BFS between India and Pakistan border. The mystery is unsolved till today.
Sources said that the pistols recovered from the accused are advanced and expensive products of China. The team also discovered that the smugglers have developed an ingenious technique of delivering weapons and drugs between the border fencing. Sources confirmed that the police have recovered a pipe that is 10 feet long and is 4 inches in diameter.
Sources said the smugglers used to insert the pipe between fencing and exchange the contraband arms and drugs through the pipe. According to the police sources, the BSF observed some activity near Naggi post on India-Pakistan border and found footmarks.
The incident was reported to Karanpur police station and the police registered a case under section 3/6 of passport act and 13/14 foreigners act.
Jitendra Nangal, deputy commandant of BSF G branch in Sriganganagar said, “Our teams are working on different clues and the outcome of the interrogation. We are also gathering information and confirming the facts.”
BSF officers said although the border is well fenced and properly guarded, the stretch is too large to totally eliminate illegal activities.
First Published: May 20, 2018 21:57 IST