Two men have been arrested for allegedly being members of a module that used drones to smuggle narcotics and weapons into India through Pakistan-based smugglers with links to pro-Khalistan agents, Punjab police said in a statement. , Tuesday. A quadcopter drone with a mini receiver and camera stand, a .32-diameter revolver, an SUV, cartridges and drugs were recovered from the accused, police added.
The accused, identified as Lakhbir Singh and Bachittar Singh, were arrested by the Amritsar (Rural) police.
Police said the interrogation of the accused revealed their alleged association with four other smugglers, who were housed in Amritsar prison.
“During the investigation, Lakhbir Singh revealed that he bought a Quadcopter drone from Delhi about four months ago and the drone is currently at the residence of his associate Bachittar Singh at Guru Amardas Avenue, Amritsar,” the Punjab police chief said. Dinkar Singh. in the statement.
“… Lakhbir Singh was in close and frequent contact with four major drug traffickers in Ajnala, who are currently being held in Amritsar Prison. A search in the prison led to the recovery of a touch smartphone from Lakhbir Surjit Masih’s associate, a drug dealer, “he added.
Police said the accused, Lakhbir Singh, had established an extensive network of communications with foreign smugglers and was in close and frequent contact with a notorious Pakistani smuggler, Chishti, who was in close contact with pro-Khalistan agents in Pakistan.
A case has been filed in this regard.
Drones are being used more and more by smugglers and terrorists in Pakistan to throw drugs and weapons into Indian territory. In recent years, Indian authorities have intercepted several drones used for this purpose.
The recovery of tunnels and drones along the India-Pakistan border is evidence of the neighboring country’s hostility to India, Union Minister Nityanand Rai said earlier this month.