A Pakistani smuggler shot dead at Amritsar border-police recovered 22kg heroin and two AK-47 rifles.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
On April 7, a Pakistani smuggler was shot dead. Near the Kakkar border outpost on the India-Pakistan border in Ajnala's subdivision of Amritsar, two AK-47 rifles and 22 kg of heroin were recovered. A mobile phone, four magazines of the AK series, and a plastic pipe used by the smugglers to push the drugs through the barbed wire fence were found by the Amritsar district rural police and BSF (Border Security Force). They identified two Indian nationals involved in the incident as Jagdish Bhura and Jaspal Singh - residents of Gatti Rajoke village in Gurdaspur district. Both of them have been in contact with Pakistan's ISI. Police informed Bhura has been in terror activities in India and is currently living in Belgium. The joint operation supervised by Dhruv Dahiya, the Senior Superintendent of Police - said: “We had an input that Pakistani smugglers will push in arms and a consignment of drugs on Tuesday night.” A team was formed, including the BSF and Gurinderpal Singh Nagra (Deputy superintendent of police, detective) with an assistant superintendent of police, Majitha, Abhimanyu Rana. They registered a case under the NDPS and Arms Acts at Lopoke police station against Bhura said the SSP. Also, Bhura got booked in Ferozepur police station in July 2020 for the smuggling of weapons. The police are now trying to zero in on the local links of Bhura and Jaspal Singh.