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‘Village of drug addicts’: Police team attacked in Kapurthala

As per information, the police post-head constable (HC) Jasleen Singh and HC Vijay Kumar accompanied by a police team raided the village on Monday to nab accused involved in a theft case.

punjab Updated: Jul 20, 2017 15:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan TImes, Kapurthala
Police team,attack on police,Kapurthala
Boot village is known as the ‘village of drug addicts’. (Representative image )

The Boot village, labelled as ‘village of drug addicts’, in Kapurthala district is once again under police radar, this time for attacking a police party and tearing uniform of two head constables in the village.

As per information, the police post-head constable (HC) Jasleen Singh and HC Vijay Kumar accompanied by a police team raided the village on Monday to nab accused involved in a theft case. The police officials raided the village to arrest five persons identified as Udhay Singh and his four sons Balwant Singh, Kulwant Singh, Lakhbir Singh and Balwinder Singh, booked in a theft case.

However, when the team raided his house, the accused along with his sons attacked the cops. During the scuffle the accused persons tore the uniform of cops Jasleen and Vijay.The accused also managed to flee from the spot, police said. One accused, Udhay, was arrested on Wednesday. Police said that the accused were booked in a theft case in 2016 and police had received a tip off that they were in the Boot village.Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Gurmeet Singh said that the police teams are conducting raids and the accused will be held soon. “We have arrested the main accused and his sons will also be nabbed soon,” DSP added.

The village has recorded 47 first information reports (FIR) under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the most from a single village, in 2014 across the state. In 2016, the village had registered 18 FIRs under NDPS Act from the village and 22 FIRs from the village have under the NDPS Act been registered till now.

First Published: Jul 20, 2017 15:16 IST