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Punjab policeman honored for fighting drug and arms smuggling


Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Police Narcotics Control Cell Sub-Inspector Jagjeewan Ram on Monday got his tidy on the back for logging 145 FIRs, mostly under the Weapons Act and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, in just one year.

These FIRs resulted in the recovery of 6.8 kg of heroin, 77.5 kg of opium, eight quintals of poppy peel, 1.8 kg of ice, 5.8 kg of charas, 79 kg of ginja and 2.39 of intoxicating tablets, as well as 50 pistols, rifles, 4.74 crores in cash, 4 kilograms of gold and 213 kilograms of silver.

Jagjiwan Ram is also discovered illegal liquor distillery operating in the rice huller building in Khanna.

Appreciating his devotion to duty, Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav promotes him to the rank of Inspector.

The DGP, accompanied by Special DGP, Law & Order, Arpit Shukla and Senior Superintendent of Police Amneet Kondal, pinned stars to Jagjiwan Ram’s shoulders to signify his promotion.

“The added star on your shoulders comes with greater responsibility,” he said, while encouraging him to work harder and perform with dedication, sincerity and honesty.

Shukla Jaggewan called Ram a role model for the 80,000-strong police force and urged all field police officers and officials to selflessly perform their duty and with full dedication to make Punjab a crime and drug free state.

Kundal said the quality of Jagjiwan Ram is that he always remains available for duty and does not have any specific time to make special checkpoints.

She added, “Jajiewan can be seen driving ‘Naka’ even during odd hours and can detect antisocial elements from their movement, facial expressions and body language.”

Jagjiwan Ram, while thanking the DGP for appreciating his services, said that he had completely devoted himself to serving the nation.

He joined the police force in 1991, and was promoted to Assistant Sub-Inspector in 2013, following to Sub-Inspector in 2021.

– Jans


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