Phagwara police seized 50 kg of heroin
Jalandhar, December 27
A day after the Phagwara police seized 50 kg of heroin, a drug peddler opened fire on a team of the narcotics cell, Chandigarh, seriously injuring two constables near Science City in the wee hours today.
Sources said a team of the cell had arrested a smuggler, Sukhwinder Singh, a few days ago in Chandigarh and had recovered 4 kg of heroin from him.
On interrogation, the accused revealed that a big consignment of drugs could be taken into custody if an Indigo car was intercepted on the Kapurthala-Jalandhar road on the night intervening December 26 and 27.
Acting on the information, SP Balwinder Kumar and two constables laid a naka on the road and followed the car for a distance before overtaking it near the Science City. When the SP revealed his identity and asked the occupant to step out of the car, the latter pulled out a pistol and opened fire at the cops injuring the two constables. A bullet hit Rajesh in the back while a bullet hit the other in an arm. A round also hit the official vehicle of the team.
Taking advantage of the dense fog, the accused sped away from the spot. Balwinder Kumar rushed his men to the Kapurthala civil hospital, where the doctors advised him to take them to Jalandhar. In the afternoon, the doctors told him to shift the injured to the PGI, Chandigarh.