Proclaimed offender in drug seizure by dismissed CIA inspector Inderjit Singh held
Inderjit was arrested last month after an AK-47, 4 kg heroin and Rs 16 lakh were recovered from his official quarters in Phagwara where he was posted.punjab Updated: Jul 10, 2017 22:28 IST
Police have arrested proclaimed offender (PO) Sucha Singh who was wanted in a 2013 case of 19-kg heroin seizure made by dismissed crime investigation agency (CIA) inspector Inderjit Singh, who himself is now in police net after a haul of drugs and ammunition was recovered from his house.
Inderjit was arrested last month after an AK-47, 4 kg heroin and Rs 16 lakh were recovered from his official quarters in Phagwara where he was posted.
Sources in the department claimed that a fresh recovery of 10 kg heroin has been made from Sucha Singh but no senior official confirmed this. Even the daily diary report (DDR) of the Tarn Taran police mentioned only Sucha’s arrest and not drug recovery.
Sucha, who hails from Shaheed village in the Patti constituency of the district, was booked after the probe of the then CIA inspector Inderjit in a case registered at the Sarhali police station in Tarn Taran in 2013.
After the heroin seizure, the police had claimed three BSF troopers’ involvement in drug smuggling across the border.
That case was registered on the basis confession by Rashpal Singh who was also arrested in a drug case. Inderjit Singh had interrogated Rashpal who disclosed the complicity of Sucha.
Rashpal, as per the FIR, had told the police that he along with Sukhraj Singh, Ranvir Singh and BSF troopers Gurprest Singh, Bikram Singh and Gurwinder Singh had received 159 packets of heroin from Pakistani smugglers on the Indo-Pak border by using Pak mobile phone and SIM cards.
Sucha Singh has been absconding since.
In October 2013, the then Tarn Taran senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajjit Singh had briefed the media about the police’s success.
Notably, Rajjit Singh is now Moga SSP and he on June 18 was questioned for nearly three hours by the anti-drug special task force in connection with the arrest of Inderjit Singh in a drug trafficking case.
First Published: Jul 10, 2017 22:28 IST