The Special Anti-Narcotics Task Force (STF) claimed to have seized a drug and arms supply relationship operated by a juvenile with the support of Internal Intelligence (ISI).
The STF also alleged that the association was involved in the explosion of an explosive device at the Ludhiana court in December 2021.
The STF investigation found that Constable Gagandeep Singh, who allegedly died while planting the bomb in Ludhiana Court on December 23, 2021, had received the IED charge through a drug smuggling ring. This is not the first time that such a network has been involved in smuggling and supplying weapons and explosives.
According to the STF, the accused juvenile Lakhbir Singh of Amritsar, among others, was involved in the supply of drugs, weapons and explosives through drones from Pakistan.
“The chief accused in the case is the juvenile who was arrested on 17 May. During the interrogation, he revealed the names of his associates, Sawinder Singh, Dilbagh Singh and Harpreet Singh, all from Amritsar. Being a juvenile, he appeared before the juvenile court and was sent to a watch house in Ludhiana,” according to an STF press note.
The book further states: “During interrogation on May 18, defendants Sawinder Singh and Dilbagh Singh revealed that they had received a shipment of heroin from Pakistan-based drug dealer Haji Akram on May 12, and had divided them between them. The accused Dilbagh Singh also admitted in possession of two Pakistani SIM cards. He uses them to communicate with the two traffickers there. During his pre-trial detention, he recovered the above-mentioned STF borderline heroin with one mobile phone, along with two Pakistani sim cards of Dilbagh Singh.”