STF unearths drug nexus of gangster Jaggu operated from Amritsar jail

By 19th July 2017 0 Comments


In a major crackdown on drug peddlers, the Special Task Force (STF) has arrested 11 smugglers in different cases and seized 1.58 kg heroin. In the first case, STF officials nabbed five gangsters associated with infamous gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, lodged in Amritsar Central Jail, and recovered 500 gm heroin. The police said Jagjit Singh alias Jaggu Bhagwanpuria had been operating the gang from the jail. The accused have been identified as Sandip Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gargajpreet Singh, Bachiter Singh and Gursewak Singh. Rashpal Singh, Additional Inspector General (AIG), Border Range, STF, said an official got a tip-off about the activities of the gang, following which a check point was established near Sarai Amanat Khan. The accused were travelling in an XUV. He said Sandip Singh confessed to have got heroin from Bhagwanpuria. “The STF will seek Bhagwanpuria’s remand for further investigation,” he added.
In another case, the STF, along with a team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), arrested the son of an Akali sarpanch of Nangal Amb village near Ramdas and seized 500 gm of heroin. The accused has been identified as Gajjan Singh. NCB Superintendent Sachin Guleria said Gajjan had links with drug peddlers in Pakistan. He used to get heroin from Pakistan and supplied it to various places in the state.

Meanwhile, five members of Poohla gang have also been arrested. As many as 58 gm of heroin has been seized. STF officials said Harpal Singh alias Sonu and Narinder Singh were nabbed with 40 gm of heroin at Ranjit Avenue. During interrogation, Harpal Singh informed that he was in contact with a woman and her brother-in-law Simarjit Singh Poohla. They got the heroin from Delhi. Manmeet Kaur, Simranjit Singh and Gaurav have also been arrested. Eighteen gm of heroin has been seized from Gurav. Separate cases have been registered under the NDPS Act against the accused.
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