Punjab inspector held with narcotics, for aiding & abetting drug smugglers


A Punjab Police inspector, who was famous for his crackdown on drug peddlers, has been captured after a huge pull of drugs, arms and ammo from his official quarters.

Police said raids were completed on Inspector Inderjit Singh’s Jalandhar police line residence and Phagwara official quarters on Monday, PTI revealed.

A 9 mm Italian-make gun, a .38 bore gun, an AK-47 and around 380 live cartridges of various arms, including 115 AK 47 cartridges, were found at the Jalandhar house. Rs 16.50 lakh money, 3550 British pounds and a car were likewise seized.

Three kg of smack and 4 kg of heroin were seized from his Phagwara quarters. A case under provisions of the IPC and sections of the NDPS Act and Arms Act was enlisted against him.

In the wake of coming to control in March this year, the Congress government in Punjab had constituted a Special Task Force (STF), headed by ADGP Harpeet Singh Sidhu, to check the medication threat in the state.

Singh had been posted as the accountable for the Crime Investigation Agency in Phagwara for quite a while. A month ago, he was transferred to Kapurthala as the responsible for CIA staff there.

Singh has captured an extensive number of drug sellers in the past and furthermore guaranteed seizure of a tremendous amount of drugs amid his posting in Kartarpur, Jalandhar.

Gangster Sukha Kahlwan, who was gunned down close Phagwara a couple of years prior by gangsters, had likewise debilitated the inspector of dire consequences as the last thought of him as instrumental in his capture.