Kapurthala (Phagwara) : Satnampura Police Station of Phagwara arrested a BJP Mandal leader on Tuesday who was supplying drug tablets and capsules to the college youth. A woman was also arrested with him. Police have recovered nearly 28 boxes of drug capsules and tablets from him. The arrested person, identified as Harjit Singh alias Laddi is an ex-VP of BJP Phagwara Mandal but present Mandal president denied having given him any post. Phagwara police seized the drug capsules and tablets from his possession. This was revealed by Phagwara SP Jasbir Singh Roy in a press conference arranged on Tuesday evening.
According to the police, SHO Satnampura Sikander Singh received information that some persons were selling drug tablets to the youth in a Maruti Ertiga PB-08-BN-4943 in Kotarni area. The SHO reached Kotarni with his police party and nabbed the accused. Harjit Singh Laddi and Sheela Rani had 200 drug tablets in their possession.
They confessed to selling the drugs and told the police that they buy drugs from Chopra Medical Store of Patel Nagar, Phagwara and supplied to the drug-addicted youth of Phagwara. Nobody doubted them as the two looked like a couple sitting in their vehicle with a BJP sticker on it.
SHO Sikander Singh informed Drug Inspector Sandeep Kaushik who immediately raided Chopra Medical Store and seized 28 boxes of drug capsules and tablets. Suresh Chopra, owner of the store fled from the scene. DP
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