Drug peddler held with 1 kg of heroin

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The city police have nabbed an alleged drug peddler with over 1 kg of heroin worth Rs 5 crore in the international drug market her on Monday.

He was identified as Ramandeep Singh, alias Romy, a resident of the New Azad Nagar area on Sultanwind road here. The police also confiscated his car in which he was travelling in.

Jugraj Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, said that Ramandeep was arrested following a tip off. Ramandeep had around 14 cases at different police stations. He was sentenced for life imprisonment in connection with a murder bid and dacoity case in Kurukshetra in Haryana in 2009 and recently came out of jail after completion of his sentence. He has another case of robbery against him which was registered in 2009 in Division B police station here. In this case he was released on bail from Hoshiarpur jail.He said during preliminary probe Ramandeep confessed his links with Sunny and Mani, both residents of Gawal Mandi and involved in drug peddling besides gangster Vijay Topi. Sunny and Mani were both currently lodged in jail. He said he was brought on police remand for further interrogation. He said his forward and backward links would be looked into.

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