Tahlka News Bureu
CHANDIGARH: A senior police officer Indrajeet Singh from Punjab has been arrested on Monday famous for carryig out may drug trafficking raids after a laung haul. Police have seized narcotics, arms and cash from his house.
Large bundles were carried out of his house in Phagwara, around 100 km away from Chandigarh. Around 3kg of smack, 4kg of heroine, an Italian-make pistol, an AK-47 rifle and around 400 live cartridges including those of AK-47s were found at his house in Jalandhar's police lines. Over 16 lakh cash was also found, besides around 3,500 pounds.
Singh has an impressive record of drug seizures at every posting. It turnout to be too good to be true, the Special Task Force learnt during raids at the police officer's home in Phagwara.
He claimed almost 100 per cent success in his raids, but curiously, almost every suspect got away since there were many loop holes in the cases.
"Singh's service record showed a sudden sprut in contraband seizures whenever he was posted," said Special Task Force Chief Harpreet Sidhu, whose team arrested Mr Singh.
During the investigation, it was learnt that Mr Singh took bribes to help the accused walk free, said Mr Sindhu.
He was being noticed by his staff after he was making dozens of "recoveries" when he was posted in Tarn Taran for 14 months. It emerged that no matter how big the drug bust was, he accused were freed by the court.
"We saw a pattern. Most of the accused were acquitted, mostly because the police officer was not competent enough to investigate the case. It happened repeatedly," Mr Sindu said.
The suspicion was confirmed after the raid started early morning.
Mr Singh was being produced in a court around 10 pm and has been sent to custody, till June 19.
He has been a big achievement for the Task Force led by Amrindar Singh government that came to power in March this year on he back of promises that included cracking down of Punjab's massive drug problems.