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Posted at: Jan 12, 2018, 1:26 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2018, 1:26 AM (IST)

STF faces opposition trying to nab 2 ‘drug peddlers’

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, January 11

Tension was reported in local Balbir Colony when the members of the Special Task Force, reached in civil clothes to nab two alleged drug peddlers, both siblings. The team faced heavy opposition by the people of the area. Situation became tense when they tried to take two to the police station. The people of the area surrounded them and protested against the police’s action. The protesters warned that if the STF team did not release the two, they would face problem. They accused STF of attempting to indict them in a false drug case.

ASI Mukhtar Singh, leading the Special Task Force, along with the head constable Rajwinder Kaur and constable, Vikramjit Singh and Pradeep Kumar, had gone to Balvir Colony. They tried to take the two youths, Manti and Dharma (both brothers) sitting at a grocery shop, to the police station.

The protesters alleged that on being asked the reason behind it, the team members said they would disclose it only after reaching the police station. The people of the area gathered and started opposing the STF. In the meantime, both the youths disappeared from there. The team managed to round up Manti and Dharma’s another brother, Karan, and took him to the police station.

Model Town SHO Narinder Kumar told media persons that the STF had brought a youth to the police station and was questioning him if the allegations proved to be true, the police would file a case against them, the SHO said.

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