Amritsar ASI booked for drug peddling, commits suicide in the custody

The Hush Post | 5:50 pm | One-minute read

The Assistant Sub Inspector of Police in Amritsar committed suicide in the custody on Tuesday as he was nabbed for drug peddling by Special Task Force.

The ASI has been identified as Avtar Singh who was posted at Gharinda police station. The Special Task Force along with the local police arrested him along with ASI Jorawar Singh.

Avtar Singh reportedly took a pistol of a cop and shot himself when the STF was shifting the arrested policemen to another cell. But the officials did not confirm this.

Both Avtar Singh and Jorawar Singh were arrested under NDPS Act. However, the police didn’t disclose the exact quantity of the drug seized.

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