CHANDIGARH: In a significant success amidst the continuing battle towards medicine waged on the instructions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Police have arrested two absconding brothers— thought of as large fish in drug commerce— together with their three accomplices after recovering 3Kg heroin and ₹5.25 lakh drug cash from their possession, mentioned Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav right here on Tuesday.
Duo arrested ‘drug big fish’ have been recognized as Manjit Singh alias Manna and Lavjit Singh alias Lav alias Labh, each residents of Guru ki Wadali Chheharta in Amritsar, whereas, their three accomplices have been recognized as Kans Kaur of Chheharta in Amritsar, Harmanjit Singh alias Harman and Manpreet Singh alias Manna, each residents of village Dhun Dhahewal in Tarn Taran. Apart from recovering heroin and drug cash, Police groups have additionally impounded their three vehicles together with Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai i20 and Renault Pulse and one Splendour motorbike, apart from, seizing an digital weighing scale from their possession.
DGP Gaurav Yadav mentioned that each Lavjit alias Lav and Manjit alias Manna, who have been absconding since 2015, had a dozen of instances registered towards them beneath the NDPS act. “Both the accused brothers were most wanted by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Mumbai in 260-Kg Heroin seizure and Delhi Special Cell in 356-Kg Heroin seizure, ” he mentioned.
The DGP mentioned that each the accused have additionally bought ready pretend passports from Lucknow on the addresses of Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh and have been planning to flee from the nation. Preliminary investigations have additionally revealed that each the accused brothers have been additionally deeply concerned in Hawala community, which has additionally been destroyed, he added.
Sharing extra particulars, Commissioner of Police (CP) Amritsar Gurpreet Singh Bhullar mentioned that following dependable inputs about Harmanjit alias Harman going to provide heroin after choosing the consignment from Lavjit alias Lav and Manjit alias Manna, Police workforce from CIA workers led by Inspector Amolakdeep Singh had arrested accused Harman from Chherata space after recovering 2-kg heroin, Rs 1.25 lakh drug cash and Hyundai i20 automotive, through which he was travelling.
He mentioned that in a follow-up operation, the Police groups have additionally arrested each the accused brothers and their two accomplices Manpreet and Kans Kaur after recovering 1-kg heroin, Rs 4 lakh drug cash, two vehicles and one motorbike from their possession.
The CP mentioned that the Police have additionally recognized the properties— together with a home in Amritsar and land/plot in Shivpuri of Madhya Pardesh, Baba Bakala in Amritsar, Raipur in Amritsar— bought by each the accused brothers, allegedly, utilizing the drug cash. Further investigations are on to unearth all the drug cartel and to seek out out extra individuals concerned on this cartel, he added.
A case FIR no. 15 dated 20-1-2024 has been registered beneath sections 21-C, 27-A and 29 of the NDPS Act at Police Station Gate Hakima in Amritsar.