BSF officer arrested for helping cross-border smugglers

The National Investigation Agency has announced a major investigation on the issue of smuggling across the border. The NIA has taken into custody the Assistant Sub Inspector of the Border Security Forces, accused of helping the smugglers. This investigation has been done in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir. It has been learned that the strings of these smugglers are linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. However, before this, a person connected with the security system has been detained under the charge of assisting the smugglers.

The NIA has clamped down on BSF Assistant Sub Inspector Romesh Kumar in Handwara of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been detained for the second time since January 2020 in the charge of helping terrorists. NIA has also raided Kumar's house. At the same time, NIA has also arrested Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Singh earlier. He was accused of helping Hizbul's terrorists.

According to reports, experts say that deputations have been deployed in the NCB to investigate smugglers in Baramulla and Handwara areas. It is alleged that in the meantime he started working with drug smugglers associated with his terrorist groups. The special thing is that during the interrogation of the drug smuggling charges, the NCB has sent back Kumar's BSF.

It is also being said that Kumar was taken into custody after a lengthy interrogation on Monday. He has been produced in the special court of Jammu on Tuesday. Kumar has been sent to custody for two weeks from here. According to the information received, on the basis of confidentiality, an official told that four alleged drug smugglers had taken Kumar's name during the interrogation. BSF spokesperson in the capital Delhi said that efforts are being made to gather more information regarding this detention. He told that any officer arrested in criminal cases will be suspended.

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