Vigilance held 2 Akali workers with drugs

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Acting on the directions of the Director General of Police (DGP), Vigilance officials from Mohali and Bathinda conducted a raid at Dhulkot village in Gidderbaha Assembly segment this morning and arrested two Akali workers with drugs.A group of villagers had lodged a complaint with the state police chief recently, alleging that some persons in their village were involved in the drug trade. The DGP had then ordered the Vigilance to raid the village.Quack Jodh Singh and Badal Singh, residents of Dhulkot village, were arrested with 3,600 sedative pills and six injections. A case under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Sections 7 and 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against them.The duo is considered close to SAD’s Gidderbaha constituency incharge Hardeep Singh ‘Dimpy’ Dhillon. Dimpy recently uploaded his photo with them on his Facebook page. Dimpy said, “Both Akalis are known to me, but I have never supported anyone in any illegal activity. Residents of their village told me that the duo had been framed.”

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