Jalandhar, Nov 25 : District Rural Police claimed to have busted a gang of drug peddlers operating drug business in a highly sophisticated manner by constructing hidden chambers using welding machines in their vehicles and seized 1.7 kg of heroin from a motorbike left by the drug peddler during its search who escaped after the police signaled him to stop.
Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal said on Monday that a police party during a naka laid near the gate of Chachowal village, a motor cyclist carrying a bag was signaled to stop but instead of stopping the vehicle he left the motor cycle and escaped the police. During search of the bag, the police seized 1.700 kg of heroin besides a driving license and one Passport issued in the name of Bachitter Singh.
He said that the name of Bachitter Singh was earlier disclosed by a proclaimed offender Gurdit Singh alias Geeta during interrogation when he was caught by the police with 54 kg poppy husk and drug money of Rs nine lakh being carried in car on November 22. He had also revealed to the police that he used to supply heavy consignments of poppy husk to Bachitter Singh, a resident of village Latianwal under the jurisdiction of Sultanpur Lodhi police station.
Mr. Mahal said that Bachittar was already carrying out this business and the Special Cell of Delhi Police has already apprehended his brother Charanjit Singha also a resident of village Latiawal falling under Sultanpur Lodhi police station and recovered five kg of heroin.
The SSP said that during the investigation it also came into light that the separate chambers were fabrication in the vehicles for hiding poppy husk and other drugs to dodge the police during search of the vehicles. The chambers were constructed using welding sets. The police have recovered a welding set from the house of Kamaljit Singh aka Bagga, a resident of village Saicha who had fabricated such a special cabin at the floor level of the truck. Kamaljit Singh is said to have been absconding, he added. (UNI)