Drug seizure: Another chemist arrested, 16,000 intoxicants seized: The Tribune India


PK Jaiswar

Tribune press service

Amritsar, October 25

Continuing their investigations, Amritsar Rural Police and the head of the Drugs Department on Monday raided a store in Katra Sher Singh, which is a famous drug market here.

Police arrested Vivek Mahajan, who has eluded arrest for over a week and confiscated more than 16,000 sedative pills from his store. This is the ninth arrest in this case. Among those arrested, three are owners of medical stores.

Rakesh Kaushal, SSP Rural Amritsar, confirmed the development and said the Punjab police have adopted zero tolerance against those involved in the illegal sale of drugs.

The police had already sealed off Vivek Mahajan’s store.

The raid was part of investigations by Kathunangal police into the illegal sale of intoxicants. Police previously seized 1.96 lakh sedative pills and arrested eight people in the case.

A police official said the names of two stores emerged during the investigation of the eight suspects arrested by police earlier over the seizure of 1.96 lakhs of intoxicants. Among those arrested are Naveen Gupta, Manish Kumar, Mannu Mahajan, Ankush Mahajan, Rohit Kumar, Kirpal Singh and Karamjit Singh. They allegedly used to procure the sedative pills from Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh.

Several people were reported to have approached senior rural police officials to influence the investigation.


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