Mahilpur SHO forcing woman into drug trade: Nimisha Mehta
Jalandhar(DP Correspondent) – Punjab Congress spokesperson Nimisha Mehta Tuesday blamed Mahilpur SHO of forcing a woman into drug trade and warned the ‘blacksheeps’ in Punjab Police to shun the dirty habits of collecting money from drug mafia, which it had developed during the previous SAD BJP regime. Mehta said that while congress government was trying to wipe out drugs from the state, some black sheep in Punjab Police were yet to overcome the old habits of working for drugs mafia.Quoting an incident of Mahilpur in Hoshiarpur which took place on October 27 night, Mehta said that a gunman of SHO Mahilpur landed into the house of a lady Jasbir Kaur and started pressurizing her and the family to sell drugs. “The SHO asked Jasbir Kaur to pay them Rs 50,000 monthly after selling drugs”, she said, adding that earlier the woman was involved in some NDPS Act cases.Mehta said that as per Jasbir Kaur’s statement, the SHO personally met her and forced to join the drug selling trade. She said that on this night, Sandeep Kumar, the gunman of SHO landed in her house and started abusing Jasbir’s family. “When Jasbir Kaur warned of calling the higher authorities, Sandeep Kumar called the SHO, who in turn came with a huge force to rescue his gunman. The woman pleaded that she was no more a part of this dirty drug chain but the cops did not relent”, she added.The congress spokesperson said that on seeing a battery of media persons, the police men fled from the spot. However, next day on questioning by the reporters, the SHO said that a man was carrying a bag loaded with ‘Poppy Husk and Sandeep Kumar was following him. “On seeing a policeman, these people dragged him into their house and started beating him, hence Jasbir Kaur and her family was booked”, she added.Questioning the working of police, Nimisha Mehta said that the SHO should explain that why didn’t he arrest the family on the spot and recover the consignment. “If the woman and her family was involve, why did the police fail to file a case under NDPS Act against them”, she questioned. Nimisha Mehta said that she would soon meet the DGP Punjab Suresh Arora and apprise him of the situation. “It would be better, if these policemen shun such dirty practices, failing which they should get ready to face action against congress government”, she added.
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