Two persons, including a proclaimed offender, allegedly involved in smuggling of drugs were arrested on September 5 from two different places in the district by Phagwara police and 400 gram of heroin was recovered from them.
Tejpal Singh alias Teja, resident of Hadiabad sub-town of Phagwara in Kapurthala district, was during a checking drive at Chahal Nagar-Palahi road T-point naka, Phagwara SP Jasbir Singh Rai told reporters in Phagwara.
He said 300 gram heroin was also recovered from Teja, a gangster-cum-drug smuggler and a proclaimed offender who is wanted in many criminal cases, including armed rioting and causing grievous hurt.
Also, Bhupinder Singh, a resident of village Panjora in Mehtiana in Hoshiarpur district, was arrested and 100 gram of heroin was recovered from him during checking at a ‘naka’ at Sugar Mill crossing, Rai said.
Bhupinder, an inter-district gangster, was also wanted in dozen criminal cases in Phagwara, Mehtiana, Hoshiarpur districts, including a bid to snatch a purse from a ‘Mahant’ (a priest) recently, he said.