The Punjab police has arrested two members of a Pakistan-backed worldwide drug-cum-arms smuggling cartel involving a former BSF constable.
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Monday stated the police have arrested two males, Simranjeet Singh alias Simran (26) of village Dhirpur, Jalandhar and Balram Singh (26) of village Surakhpur of Kapurthala district – concerned in smuggling medication and weapons from throughout the border.
The duo was arrested from Kartarpur in Jalandhar once they had been on a mission to ship heroin, stated the police chief.
The police additionally seized a 7.65 mm, made-in-Italy pistol, some heroin and a few drug sale proceeds in money, moreover two cell phones, 2 wi-fi dongles and a racing bike from the duo, he stated.
The duo was the a part of the smuggling racket involving former BSF constable Sumit Kumar alias Noni, who was arrested in July, resulting in the unearthing of the Pakistan-backed medication and arms smuggling cartel.
The bike that the drug smugglers had been driving had been stolen from the parking zone of a non-public college, stated Mr Gupta.
A case has been registered towards them in Kartarpur police station beneath the assorted sections of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, Arms Act and the Indian Penal Code.
The arrest of the BSF constable in July by Punjab police had blown the lid off the Pakistan-backed medication and arms smuggling racket.
Three others — Amanpreet Singh, Simaranjeet Singh and Manpreet Singh ~CHECK~ too had been arrested within the case.
Simranjeet was wished by the Punjab police within the homicide case of a sand gravel businessman of village Hamira in Kapurthala district about 10 months in the past in village Dhirpur, the DGP stated in an announcement.
Sharing additional particulars of the case, Assistant Inspector Common Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh of the Counter Intelligence Wing of the Punjab police stated the police had earlier arrested Amanpreet Singh of Dhirpur village in a homicide case.
“It was discovered that Amanpreet and his brothers had been involved with one Shah Musa of Pakistan for smuggling medication throughout the worldwide border.
“In the course of the probe, it additional transpired that Amanpreet had are available contact with Shah Musa by way of BSF constable Sumit,” he stated.
The conspiracy to smuggle medication and weapons from throughout the border had been hatched in Gurdaspur.
“Sumit was posted at an remark tower on the worldwide border with Pakistan in Samba sector of Jammu from the place he saved in fixed contact with trans-border smugglers who had been additional involved with Shah Musa in Pakistan,” he stated in an announcement.
The DGP stated Sumit had facilitated the entry and supply of 40 packets of heroin and a 9 mm pistol over the border fence the place he was deployed.
“He saved the pistol for himself after delivering the heroin to some unidentified individuals. Sumit had acquired Rs 39 lakh in two instalments of Rs 15 lakh and Rs 24 lakh for permitting the inflow of medication and weapons throughout the border,” the DGP stated.
Mr Khakh stated Simranjeet Singh alias Simran, who’s Amanpreet Singh’s brother, had admitted that he and his brothers had shot useless sand gravel businessman Jagjit Singh of village Hamira.
The DGP revealed that three prison instances had been already registered towards him whereas his confederate Balram Singh can also be dealing with a case beneath Arms Act registered at Kotwali police station in Kapurthala. He had been launched on bail from Kapurthala jail as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
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