Police claim to arrest Former terrorist of Babbar Khalsa with heroin worth Rs 12.5cr

By 19th September 2017 0 Comments

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana special task force (STF) of Punjab police have arrested former active member of Babbar Khalsa terrorist organisation,
convicted in six cases related to drug peddling and possession of explosives, along with his two accomplices from Ferozepur on Friday. The police have also found a Pakistani mobile and SIM Card from their possession.
The accused have been identified as Gurlal Singh of Hoshiar Nagar village, Amritsar also former terrorist, and his two accomplices, Gurpreet Singh of Jhabal, Tarn Taran, and Prabh Singh of Gandi Vind village of Amritsar. The police have also seized 2.5kg heroin worth 12.5 crore in the international market from their possession

The police have also recovered 2-kg opium from near Bona Telu Mal post of Border Security Force (BSF) in Ferozepur based on information provided by the them.
According to the police, the accused had buried the consignment in an isolated place in Ferozepur.
A case under Sections 22/27-A/29/61/85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at Moti Nagar police station.Sub-inspector Harbans Singh, STF in-charge, Ludhiana, said Gurlal Singh is a former terrorist who was one of most active members of Babar Khalsa. He has visited Pakistan several times. Earlier, he used to bring contraband from Pakistan.
Further he told that Gurlal has been convicted in six cases related to drug peddling and possession of explosives and was lodged at the Amritsar Jail. He came out from the jail on parole in 2016 and did not go back, following which, he was declared a proclaimed offender. Immediately after coming out from the jail, Gurlal Singh again got into drug peddling.
Harbans Singh, further told said that the trio came to Ludhiana to deliver a consignment. They were travelling in a Hyundai Creta car. The police got a tip-off and established a checkpoint near Moti Nagar, however, the trio tried to flee. The police party gave them a chase and arrested them from Ferozepur.
According to the police, recently Gurlal and his accomplices had smuggled about 23-kg heroin from Pakistan and had already sold off 20-kg of the contraband among the addicts. He was arrested in 2000 with 57-kg heroin and 25-kg opium by Amritsar Police.
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