Jalandhar, September 9, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Continuing its drive against the drug peddlers to make Jalandhar drug-free district, the Commissionerate Police have arrested two drug peddlers including sitting village sarpanch and college student and seized one-kg heroin near Baba Budha Ji Canal Bridge in Basti Bawa Khel on Monday.
The accused have been identified as Vikram Singh (24) from Fatehwala Hithar village and Karanvir Singh (24) of Kishore Singh Wale village in Ferozepur district. Vikram is sarpanch of Fatehwala Hithar village from Azad party.
Addressing a press conference, Commissioner of Police Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that a team of Basti Bawa Khel Police station and CIA Staff-1 had laid a police checking near Canal Bridge on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road.
He said the team got a tip-off about Vikram Singh along with Karanvir Singh were heading to Jalandhar for delivering a heavy consignment of heroin in Scropio (PB05-AK-7003) following which the cops alerted and nabbed them and recovered one-kg heroin.
Mr Bhullar told during preliminary interrogation, Vikram revealed that his father Raj Singh had been in the drug business for last five years and facing several criminal cases in various police stations here and Rajasthan.
Raj Singh is in Rajasthan jail for last five months, Commissioner of Police said and added that now Vikram indulged in this business and started the delivering the heroin along with accomplices Karanvir and others.
He also informed that Karanvir studies in BA final year in RSD College Ferozepur and was associated with Vikram for last five months.
Mr Bhullar said that both accused have been booked under sections 21,61 and 85 of NDPS Act at Basti Bawa Khel Police station and would be taken on police remand for detailed probe to snap the drug supply.