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Punjabi singer, accomplice held for possessing drugs, arms

IANS | Chandigarh |

The Punjab Police on Saturday arrested a Punjabi singer and his accomplice and recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their possession.

Those arrested by the Punjab Police’s Special Task Force (STF) include Punjabi singer Gurjant Singh, 24, and his accomplice Surjit Singh. They have been booked under the NDPS Act and Arms Act.

The STF, who nabbed the two from a check barricade following a tip-off, recovered 1.5 kg heroin, a revolver with five bullets and a mobile phone with an Italy number. Both were chased by the police as they tried to flee from the police barricade.

Assistant Inspector General (AIG), STF, Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, told the media here that the arrested persons were associated with smugglers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vancouver (Canada) and Dubai (UAE).

Bhullar said that Gurjant, whose songs have over seven lakh views on YouTube, allegedly used drug money to produce his music videos.