Punjab & Region

3,000 kg heroin haul: NIA raids ex-Akali leader’s house

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 9

Two days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe into the seizure of 3,000 kg heroin by the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) at the Mundra port in Gujarat last month following a directive from the ministry of home affairs, the agency on Friday raided the house of former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Anwar Masih in this connection.

Masih, a former member of the Punjab subordinate service selection board, is already one of the accused in the 194-kg heroin seizure case.

On Friday, two officials visited Masih’s residence. As per unconfirmed reports, his role is under the scanner in the 3,000 kg-heroin seizure case. However, officials did not speak to the media during the raid.

In July 2020, contraband was recovered from a house that was on Masih’s name on the disclosure of Sukhbir Singh, alias Happy, who was arrested with 6-kg heroin in Mohali. After the raid on the house, the police had also arrested seven persons, including Masih and an Afghanistan national. During the investigation, many more people were named in the case, including the racket’s kingpin Simranjit Singh.

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