Suspended Punjab cop-turned-smuggler nabbed in Ajnala

Amritsar: The Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a “most wanted” smuggler, Ranjit Singh, in Ajnala in connection with cross border smuggling.

The breakthrough came after the Border Security Force and the Punjab Police launched a joint operation to nab the smuggler, who had been declared most wanted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in connection with smuggling of 45 kilograms of heroin three years ago.

A case has been registered by Ajnala Police against Ranjit Singh, a suspended Assistant Sub-Inspector of the Punjab Police.

Station house officer at the Aajnala Police Station Jagbir Singh said Ranjit Singh, a resident of an Attari village, had come to execute a smuggling operation, but was nabbed by police on the basis of intelligence input.

The ASI claimed that police have seized a mobile phone, Indian and Pakistani SIM cards and a diary containing the names and contact numbers of a few Pakistani smugglers.

Further investigations are on, he added. (ANI)