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Hoshiarpur: Police conducts cordon & search operation against drug smugglers, 39 arrested
Hoshiarpur, June 13, 2021: A special campaign against drugs and illicit liquor has been initiated by w/DGP Punjab Sh. Dinkar Gupta IPS all over Punjab. In continuance of the drive, SSP Hoshiarpur Sh. Navjot Singh Mahal got CASO (Cordon and Search Operation) conducted throughout the Hoshiarpur district to comb off the drug smugglers from the district.
CASO operations were conducted village Chak Routa of Garhshankar, Village Harta, Village Jalota of Dasuya, Village Sandpur of Talwara, village Ghasitpur Tooran of Hajipur. Similarly, in urban areas also hotspots were recognized and CASO operation was conducted in Valmiki Mohalla of Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh colony of Tanda.
39 persons were apprehended during the operation, 8 cases were registered under NDPS act and Excise Act. 2,07,000 ml illicit liquor, 185 gm heroin, 286gm intoxicant powder , has been recovered during the operation. Drug money of INR 9.4 lakh, 4 vehicles which include 2 XUVs, one i20, one Honda city have been recovered from the accused persons.
SSP Hoshiarpur stated that these kinds of surprise operations will continue in future also to eradicate the menace of illicit drugs and illicit liquor. He has also appealed public to come forward to inform police about such wrongdoings in their surroundings so that police can take immediate action against such anti-social elements.
Names of the accused arrested are:
- Narinder Kumar @Ninder s/o Chak Routa.
- Vikas @ Vicky r/o Binewal, Garhshankar.
- Balwinder Singh r/o Chabbewal.
- Saurav Kumar r/o Balmiki Mohalla, Hoshiarpur.
- Bickram @ Bicky r/o Balmiki Mohalla, Hoshiarpur.
- Kuldeep Kumar r/o Ghasitpur, Mukerian.
- Bua Ditta r/o Tooran, Mukerian.
- Som raj 2 Chinu r/s Ghasitpur, Mukerian.
Investigation is being conducted in these cases and forwarded- backward linkages are being tracked to apprehend more such anti-social elements.