— ON DIRECTIONS OF CHIEF MINISTER BHAGWANT MANN, PUNJAB POLICE COMMITTED TO WIPE OUT DRUG MENACE FROM THE STATE
— ARRESTED ACCUSED WAS SUPPLYING PHARMA OPIOIDS IN PUNJAB FROM LAST FEW YEARS, SAYS DIG GURPREET BHULLAR
CHANDIGARH/FATEHGARH SAHIB : As part of the ongoing war against drugs launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Fatehgarh Sahib Police has busted an inter-state pharmaceutical drug cartel with the arrest of a Haryana resident after recovering 2.51 lakh Pharma opioids from his possession.
Disclosing this, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Anti-Gangster Task Force-cum-Ropar Range Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the arrested accused has been identified as Ranjit Goswami, Batra Colony in Sonipat, Haryana. The Police have recovered 2,37,000 tablets of Alprazolam and 14,400 of the Pyeevon Spas capsules from his KIA car, in which he was smuggling drugs from Haryana, he added.
This is the third such inter-state pharmaceutical drug racket busted by the Fatehgarh Sahib district Police in less than three months. Earlier, Fatehgarh Sahib Police had recovered as many as 7 lakh tablets/capsules of Pharma opioids on July 14, 2022, while, 1.17 lakh tablets/capsules of Pharma opioids were recovered on September 4, 2022.
DIG Gurpreet Bhullar said that following a tip-off Police teams from CIA Sirhind and Police Station Khamano laid a special checking at Khamano and stopped a KIA car bearing registration number HR10AJ9791, which was being driven by accused Ranjit Goswami. During checking of the car, the police teams have recovered a huge quantity of pharma opioids, he said.
SSP Fatehgarh Sahib Dr Ravjot Grewal said that during preliminary investigations, it has come to light that the arrested accused is into the transport business in Delhi and Amritsar. The accused has confessed that he has been supplying pharma opioids in Punjab for the last few years and most of his customers are in Moga and Ludhiana, she said.
She said that the police have procured three days police remand of the accused person after producing him in the court and further investigations are on.
Meanwhile, FIR No 131 has been registered under section 22(c) of the NDPS Act at Police Station Fatehgarh Sahib.