Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, August 2
Punjab Police stated the arrested a constable of the Border Safety Power and two suspected smugglers for cross-border smuggling of medication and weapons.
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta recognized the suspects as Surmail Singh, Gurjant Singh and BSF constable Rajendra Prashad. Prashad, Gupta stated, was from Rajasthan’s Ganga Nagar district and was posted alongside the Indo-Pak in Tarn Taran.
The officer stated that Jalandhar Police acted on a tip they acquired and arrested the 2 suspected smugglers whereas they have been on their means again from Delhi. Police discovered 25 grammes of medication of their automotive, and additional questioning led them to a .30 Bore Pistol (Made in China) with 5 reside rounds and Rs 24.5 lakh in addition to 35 gm of heroin.
Punjab’s DGP Dunkar Gupta stated police have been now attempting to get Satnam Singh, the person they claimed was the kingpin of this racket, from Muscat, Oman. Singh—a declared proclaimed offender in two of 5 instances of smuggling that he faces—is believed to have been working carefully with Pakistan-based smugglers for smuggling of heroin and weapons throughout the border.
Police stated the kingpin, Satnam Singh, who additionally goes by the Satta, used a faux passport and an Aadhaar card underneath an assumed identify, Gurmeet Singh, to flee to Oman. He’s additionally believed to have channelled the drug cash into shopping for property within the identify of a relative at Amritsar’s Sandhu Colony. That property has now been sealed, Gupta stated.
Police additionally arrested Prashad from his village, Rawala Mandi, whereas he was on go away. He allegedly helped the gang smuggle 17 kg of heroin and two foreign-made pistols into India in Might.