UP Police Sub-Inspector Arrested for Drug Smuggling, Dismissed

Gorakhpur: A policeman in Gorakhpur was dismissed after he andhis associate were arrested for drug trafficking, an official said onSaturday. Four policemen from neighbouring Maharajganj district weresuspended for aiding the two men to smuggle the charas (cannabis)procured from Nepal, he said. Sub-Inspector Ravindra Shukla, a residentof Lucknow, was posted at the summon cell in Gorakhpur. He and hisassociate Kulveer Singh were arrested on Thursday and 33 kg of cannabiswas seized from their possession, Superintendent of Police (city) K KVishnoi said. “Gorakhpur and Maharajganj police, under a jointoperation, caught two smugglers with charas worth crores of rupees inthe international market. One of the smugglers works in the policedepartment,” the SP said. Acting on a tipoff, the two men wereintercepted near Dharamshala police chowki while they were on their
way to Asuran Chowk on a scooter. They have been booked under theNarcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, he said. According
to Inspector General (Gorakhpur range) J Ravindra Gaur, Shukla hasbeen dismissed from service. Mr Gaur directed SSP Gorakhpur, GauravGrover, to conduct a thorough investigation into the case. Meanwhile, theMaharajganj SP suspended four policemen – a sub-inspector and threehead constables – on charges of negligence, indiscipline and misuse of powers.The personnel were deployed in the SWAT (special weapons and tactics)team and helped Shukla in running the racket, the dismissed policeman revealed during his interrogation, the officer said. The suspendedpolicemen are SWAT team sub-inspector Bipendra Mall, and head
constables Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Krishna Kumar Singh and Vidyasagar.A departmental probe has been initiated against them, the SP said.

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