SAMBA: Samba Police, under the guidance of Senior Superintendent of Police Samba Benam Tosh, has arrested two (2) top interstate heroin suppliers and recovered huge Indian Currency amounting to rupees 16,71,520.00 & heroin (‘chitta’) worth rupees 20000.00 (approx.) from their possession. Vehicle used in illicit narco-smuggling has also been seized.
The arrested interstate heroin suppliers have been identified as Harpreet Singh @ Raju @ Happy s/o Malkeet Singh and Ranjeet Singh @ Kalu s/o Darshan Singh both r/o Devidass Pura Tehsil & District Amritsar. A case under relevant sections of NDPS Act has been registered at Police station Ghagwal and investigation started.
A police party comprising of ASI Rajeev Singh and SgCT Bahadur Singh under the supervision of PSI Vineet Singh Rakwal & SHO Ghagwal Bharat Bhushan signaled to stop a Punjab number vehicle Tata Nexon plying suspiciously from Samba towards Kathua side at very high speed at Tapyal naka point but the driver tried to escape checking at naka point. However he was chased and stopped. The checking of the vehicle and personal search of the duo was conducted in the presence of Magistrate Charanjeet Singh Raina and gazetted police officer ( DySP Hqrs Mohd Usman ) following proper procedure, during which Indian Currency notes amounting to rupees 16,71,520.00 and Heroin (‘chitta’) worth rupees twenty thousand (approximately) was recovered from their possession and seized on the spot. The investigation of the case is being monitored by Additional SP Samba Surinder Choudhary.
Senior Superintendent of Police Samba Benam Tosh said that during the last two and half months, total 17 top suppliers of heroin (‘chitta’) including three lady heroin suppliers have been arrested in Samba District and action under law has been initiated against several other narco-suppliers involved in the illicit narco-trade.