Retired school principal, son detained with heroin, intoxicating pills in Ludhiana
A retired school principal and his son were caught on Saturday with 70 g of heroin and 1,500 intoxicating pills in Sardar Nagar.
Police said two toy guns, five stolen cell phones and a digital scale were also seized of the accused, identified as Chander Kanta, 71, and his son, Sonu, alias Lovely, 36, from Sardar. Nagar.
Deputy Police Commissioner (ACP, North), Gurbinder Singh, said the defendants were arrested following an accusation. They were on their way to delivering the shipment on a scooter when they were pulled over for verification.
Deputy Inspector Davinder Singh, a police station officer (SHO) at Daresi Police Station, said Lovely was already facing trial in six uprooting cases and one drug trafficking case. He had been committing crimes since 2017 and had failed to recover despite his arrest in the past.
SHO claimed the accused confessed to selling intoxicating pills since 2019. During questioning, Lovely revealed that his wife had left him due to marital discord. Recently he visited her in Uttar Pradesh and on his way back he got heroin, toy guns and 1,500 pills.
A case under Articles 21 (B), 22 (B), 29 (1), 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered against the accused at the Daresi Police Station.
They were presented to court on Sunday and sent into police custody for two days. More important information is expected from the accused during questioning, the SHO said.
Guaranteed loans to buy narcotics
ADCP said the woman had received two loans from ₹1.5 lakh and ₹50,000 after having mortgaged his gold jewelry. She used this money to buy the drugs and sell them at higher prices.
The 71-year-old would accompany her son during the delivery of the consignments to avoid police suspicion, the police official added.