The Hush Post, Jagraon: The Jagraon Police have arrested a habitual narcotic smuggler and have seized 6 kg opium from him which he was allegedly smuggling in a car.
Announcing the arrest, Ludhiana Rural Police SSP Surjeet Singh said that the arrested person has been identified as Raj Kumar alias Raju, originally a resident of Rattia PS Ratiya under Fateheabad district of Haryana and currently residing Near Ram Dev Hanuman Mandir, Mohalla Prem Nagar in Sirsa district of Haryana.
The SSP said that Lakhbir Singh In-charge CIA Jagran, ASI Chamkaur Singh, along with ASI Gursewak Singh, ASI Sukhwinder Singh, HC Sukhdev Singh, and others personnel from CIA Staff Jagraon were present at the Bus stand Kaonke Kalan and they got secret information that Raj Kumar alias Raju is smuggling the opium since long time and supplied the opium in Punjab in a huge quantity and if nabbed a huge quantity of Opium may be recovered from him.
After receiving this information, the police set up a naka at Narrow Bridge, Kaonke Road Akhara and stopped one Verna car and search of the car was conducted in the presence of DSP (Investigation) Amandeep Singh and 6 Kg. opium was found hidden under the driver seat of the car. After that the accused Raj Kumar was arrested and his car was impounded. In initial investigation, of the case, it was found that many cases have already been registered against the said accused at Haryana and Punjab. Following is the detail of cases registered against the accused at different police stations:-
- Case FIR No. 30 dated 08-05-2013 u/s 15, 61, 85 NDPS Act registered at Police Station Sudhar and recovered 152 Kgm Poppy Husk.
- Case FIR No. 88 dated 02-06-2014 u/s 15, 61, 85 NDPS Act registered at Police Station City Sunam and recovered 55 Kgm Poppy Husk. He has been declared PO in this case.
- Case u/s 18, 61, 85 NDPS Act registered at Police Station Sadar Kapurthala and recovered 2 KG 70gm Opium.
- Case u/s 15, 61, 85 NDPS Act registered at Police Station Dhuri and recovered 45 Kgm Poppy Husk.
These accused will be produced before the concerned court and could lead to more disclosures, the police said.