Former BSF trooper held with heroin, countrymade pistol, ammunition
Police recover 265-kg heroin, a countrymade pistol, three magazines and 20 rounds of .32 bore from the accusedpunjab Updated: Oct 05, 2017 13:34 IST
The local police have arrested a former Border Security Force (BSF) trooper, Bikramjit Singh, 40, accused in 19kg heroin recovery made by former inspector Inderjit Singh on October 1, 2013, here on Tuesday.
Inspector Inderjit is himself in police net now, after being picked by a special task force (STF) with a haul of drugs and ammunition. Police recovered 265kg heroin (valued Rs 1.30 crore in the international market), a countrymade pistol, three magazines and 20 rounds of .32 bore from the accused.
BSF trooper Bikramjit was booked after the investigation of CIA Tarn Taran inspector Inderjit Singh in a case registered in 2013 at the Sarhali police station.
The daily crime report (DCR) sent by the Tarn Taran police only mentioned about the arrest of Bikramjit Singh of Muglani village in Khadoor Sahib sub-divison of the district, and the fresh recovery made from him. The DCR reads: “Bikramjit was arrested near Bahmniwala Chowk in Patti. His three accomplices, who were in a Hundai Verna car, managed to flee.”
As per sources, Bikramjit was booked after the investigation of CIA Tarn Taran inspector Inderjit Singh in a case registered in 2013 at the Sarhali police station. As per sources,one Rashpal Singh, of Khemkaran, was arrested by Sara-E-Amanat Khan police in 2013. He had confessed to the then CIA inspector that he, along with Sukhraj Singh, Ranvir Singh and three BSF troopers — Gurpreet Singh, Bikramjit Singh and Gurwinder Singh — had received 159 packets of heroin from Pak smugglers.
Bikramjit was arrested by the Tarn Taran police on October 10, 2013, along with Gurpreet, of Chuslewar village, and four other smugglers. Sources said,1.6kg heroin, and Rs 4.65 lakh cash was recovered from them. Bikramjit remained in jail for one year.
Bikramjit has been booked under Sections 21-61-85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and 25-54-59 of the Arms Act at Patti police station. Despite repeated attempts, Patti station house officer (SHO) Hardeep Singh could not be reached for a comment. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Darshan Singh Mann also could not be contacted.