Arrested ‘drug recovery specialist’ cop Inderjit Singh dismissed

Inderjit was arrested on Friday after an AK-47, 4 kg heroin and Rs 16 lakh were recovered from his official quarters in Phagwara.

punjab Updated: Jun 16, 2017 20:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Timew, Kapurthala
Inderjit Singh,Sandeep Kumar Sharma,Ajaib Singh
CIA inspector Inderjit Singh (HT File Photo)

Crime investigating agency (CIA) inspector Inderjit Singh has been dismissed from service.

Inderjit was arrested on Monday after the special task force (STF) recovered 4-kg heroin, an AK-47 and other arms and ammunition besides Rs 16 lakh from his official quarters in Phagwara. He has confessed to having links with drug suppliers in Amritsar region.

Inderjit’s close aide, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Ajaib Singh, has also been dismissed.

Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sandeep Kumar Sharma issued the orders on Thursday night using special powers that allow dismissal of any employee without probe.

Famous for making drug recoveries, Inderjit had been close to many senior police officials. His activities were under the scanner since 2013, when he was posted as the CIA in-charge in Tarn Taran.

First Published: Jun 16, 2017 13:20 IST