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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Mohali resident arrested with heroin, pistol

Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 6

The Special Task Force of the Mohali police arrested a man with 260 gms of heroin from Phase 2 here yesterday. A 9-mm pistol and nine live cartridges were also recovered from his possession.

The suspect has been identified as Dheeraj Sharma, alias Sunny, a resident of Phase 2 in Mohali.

The police had set up a naka near the T-point of Gurdwara Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Phase 2, to check vehicles. Cops at the naka stopped the suspect, who was coming from the gurdwara side in a Mahindra Bolero. On checking, Sub-Inspector Avtar Singh and his team found 260 gms of heroin, a 9-mm pistol and nine live cartridges in the vehicle following which Sunny was arrested.

A case has been registered against him under Sections 21A, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the STF police station in Phase 4 here.

The suspect was produced in a local court today, which sent him to two-day police remand.

During interrogation, the suspect revealed that he used to purchase the drug from Delhi at a lower price and sell it in the areas of Mohali at a higher price, said the police.

The police said the suspect was yet to reveal from where he had purchased the weapon. The police added that four cases had already been registered against the suspect in the past.

from The Tribune

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