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Amritsar: 16 booked for supplying heroin, arms from Pak

Amritsar anti-drug special task force booked 16 people for allegedly making contacts with Pakistani smugglers.

punjab Updated: Dec 18, 2017 08:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
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The anti-drug special task force (STF), Amritsar, booked 16 people on Saturday evening, for allegedly making secret contacts with Pakistani smugglers, and supplying heroin and arms in the country. The case was registered at Gharinda police station of the district.

The accused were identified as Sukhdev Singh and Surmel Singh of Jathaul village; Suba Singh; Punjab Singh and Malkiat Singh of Rajatal; Harjinder Singh; Gurlal Singh of Dhanoa Khurd; Ranjit Singh; Baz Singh; Hari Singh; Amarjit Singh; Kulwant Singh and Harjinder Singh of Dauke; Manjit Singh and Hardev Singh of Muhawa; and Ranjit Singh of Mode village.

Sub-inspector (SI) of the STF, Prabhjit Singh, said they arrested the accused after acting on a tip-off. “The accused have been involved in high-profile smuggling of illegal arms and heroin across the country,” he said.

He said the accused are notorious smugglers and are all wanted in many criminal cases.

He said they have been booked under Sections 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property), 414 (assisting in concealment of stolen property), 489 (tampering with property mark with intent to cause injury) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and Sections 18, 21, 29, 61, 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Sections 25-54-59 of the Arms Act. “Efforts are also being made to arrest the accused,” he said.

First Published: Dec 17, 2017 18:56 IST