Ruled by the sarpanch, the village of Ludhiana raises the cudgel against drug traffickers: The Tribune India

Mahesh Sharma

Mandiani (Ludhiana), July 20

This nondescript Mandiani village of Ludhiana district today turned into a cantonment after a video showing a daring act by villagers carried out by his sarpanch wife, Gurpreet Kaur, against some drug trafficking families went viral in the region.

“Either stop playing with the lives of our young people or leave the village,” was the ultimatum from residents to at least five families, suspected of distributing drugs and narcotics in the area for more than two decades.

The village sarpanch was dared to be the whistleblower by leaders and activists from various organizations during a ‘community’ search of the targeted families. Paraphernalia used in the preparation of drug packets and the administration of “chitta”, valuables kept as collateral and hundreds of thousands of cash were recovered by the Crusaders during the search operation.

Although villagers have protested inaction on the matter in the past, a video showing the recoveries made during the search operation today went viral and caught the attention of the public as well as the police.

Born and raised in Manki village, Malerkotla district, Gurpreet said, “After imbibing the traits of integrity and boldness from my parents, I chose to adopt a do-or attitude. -die towards drug traffickers, who have ruined the lives of many young people. from my village. Everyone in the village supported my efforts and searched the hawkers’ houses and found illegal materials. »

The recoveries suggest that the addicts had kept valuables from vendors to purchase drugs. A digital scale, envelopes and syringes were also seized.

Three main suspects indicted

  • After receiving information, more than 100 cops, including 14 Gazette officers, led by IG SPS Parmar and Ludhiana (rural) SSP Deepak Hilori carried out a massive operation in the village of Munki
  • Three main suspects – Mukhtiar Kaur, alias Guddi, Kashmir Singh, alias Golu, and Jaswinder Kaur, alias Bunty – have been arrested under the NDPS Act

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