A Punjab policeman has detained three fellow BSF constables and revealed a drug and illegal arms smuggling racket being run from Pakistan. BSF constable Sumit Kumar alias Noni, posted in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba City, was detained on Saturday. From which nine-mm Turkish-made Jigana pistols, 82 cartridges and drug money worth Rs 32.30 lakh have been seized.
Pakistan is the mark of Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF) on cartridges. According to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta, besides constable Sumit village Magar Badian police station Dorangla district Gurdaspur, 3 other Simarjit Singh alias 'Simma', Manpreet Singh and Amanpreet Singh have been detained. A case has been registered against them under Section 302, 506, 341, 120B, 212 and 216, 25 Arms Act of IPC in Jalandhar police station Kartarpur. A case of murder of Jagjit Singh has already been registered against Amanpreet Singh, Simranjit Singh and Sukhwant Singh, all residents of village Dhirpur.
DGP said that Jalandhar (Rural) Police arrested Amanpreet Singh on July 11 in Jagjit's murder case. During the investigation, Amanpreet said that he and his brother were in contact with Shah Musa, a Pakistani smuggler and smuggled arms and drugs across the border. He came to Shah Moosa's contact through Manpreet Singh and 1 BSF constable Sumit posted on the Jammu and Kashmir border. Sumit was earlier lodged in Gurdaspur jail during the hearing of a murder case. Apart from this, Manpreet Singh's son Gurbachan Singh was resident of village Darpur police station Bhani Mian Khan district Gurdaspur police had a handgun.