In a major embarrassment to the police department, the Ludhiana unit of the Special Task Force (STF) arrested a constable with 51gm heroin on Monday late.
The accused, Amandeep Singh, 27, of Onkar Vihar, Sector 32, Chandigarh Road, posted at the police lines for ferrying undertrials from the Ludhiana Central jail to the district courts complex, was dismissed by police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal with immediate effect.
STF assistant inspector general (AIG) Snehdeep Sharma said that the accused was arrested from Bachitar Nagar of Sarpanch Colony in Jamalpur following a tip-off. “The accused was in a Hyundai i-20 car. The STF team recovered 51gm heroin, five syringes, an electronic weighing machine, a spoon and 13 empty packets from him,” Sharma said.
The accused is an addict and had been peddling drugs to fund his addiction for the past seven years.
Ludhiana STF in-charge inspector Harbans Singh said a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against the accused.
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