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4 arrested for betting, drug peddling

Police claimed to have arrested four persons for betting and drug smuggling on Monday. The accused allegedly betted on various modes, including cricket. Police also recovered 200 gm heroin from their possession, said senior superintendent of police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal. The module has been busted by the crime investigating agency (CIA) of Mohali and two persons have been arrested in two separate cases, he said.

The SSP said that one of the accused, Badal (25), a resident of LIC Colony, Kharar, worked as a scrap dealer. Inspector Balwinder Singh, in-charge of CIA staff
, said the police received a tip-off about a person engaged in betting in Kharar. When police raided his whereabouts, they recovered slips of betting, a ball pen and Rs 4,500 from the spot. Police said he was arrested and a case under Gambling Act was registered against him at Kharar police station.

In the second case, CIA inspector Baljinder Singh said on the basis of a tip-off, police arrested three persons and recovered 200 gram heroin and a car from their possession. The accused have been identified as Ranjit Singh alias Labu (25), a resident of Mandi in Himachal Pardesh, Desraj alias Desu (32) of Mandi and Harish Kumar (23) of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. A case has been registered against all the three persons under the NDPS Act at Sadar Kurali police station.