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Relief for man framed up in NDPS case

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh, July 4 Acting on a petition filed by a chemist seeking Rs 50 lakh for implicating him in a false case resulting in his detention for more than five months, the High Court on Wednesday awarded Rs 5 lakh compensation to be paid by the state government and seven cops of Bhikhi police station in Mansa. The order came on a petition filed by Ashok Kumar Jain. He had alleged that a false FIR was registered against him in August 2013, under the NDPS Act. His counsel said the recovery of some contraband was shown to have been made from him at a distant place from Bhikhi, while cops had taken him in custody from his shop. — TNS The Tribune

Four drug peddlers arrested under NDPS Act

Punjabi Politics
NAKODAR: The Mehat Pur police have arrested three drug peddlers on charges of selling heroin and intoxicant powder.  Investigating officers(IO’s) Tirath Ram,Som Nath and Baljit Singh,  said that10 grams heroin and 84 grams intoxicant powder was recovered from the possession of the accused identified as Vicky alias Raunnaki a resident of Ismail Pur village,Sonu a resident of Sangowal village and Saurav Kumar alias Mantari a resident of Mohalla Khurampur, Mehat Pur. IO’s said that cases under sections21/22/61/85 of the NDPS Act have been registered against the accused.

Drug peddler arrested under NDPS Act

Punjabi Politics
The Mehat Pur police have arrested a drug peddler on charges of selling intoxicant powder.  Investigating officer(IO) Tarlochan Singh said that 25 grams intoxicant powder was recovered from the possession of the accused identified as Lovepreet Singh alias Labhu a resident of Rai Pur Gujran village.

Now on, only senior officials to investigate NDPS cases

Aman Sood Tribune News Service Patiala, June 12 Low conviction rate in drugs cases has raised a question mark over the investigating officers (IO) in the state police, who have been “flouting laid down procedures and deputing lower-rung officers to investigate NDPS cases”. Perturbed, the police top brass has issued strict directions to SSPs and commissioners to depute only officers of the rank of ASI and above for cases under the NDPS Act. The directions came after the acquittal of over 900 accused in drugs cases in the past around six months. In its orders, the Director, Bureau of Investigation, Punjab, has said the NDPS cases would now be investigated by a regular ASI or higher-ranked officer. The top cops were recently informed that hundreds of drug peddlers were arrested, b...