Mansa: Mansa police have traced two cases where physically-challenged men were used to sell habit-forming drugs. Police have arrested four persons, including two disabled men, in this regard.
Bhikhi police of Mansa district on Tuesday arrested Bobby Ram (35) and his accomplice Mangti Kaur (55). Bobby’s both legs are impaired, and he used a tricycle to commute. He normally stayed at Bhikhi bus stand and sometimes sold vegetables.
Mansa SSP Narinder Bhargav said acting on a tip-off, police found 920 habit-forming pills from Bobby and Mangti. “During initial investigations, they confessed that they had been getting habit-forming pills from a person living in Haryana. We are trying to get the details from whom they used to get the supplies and for how long they were in this illegal trade,” he said.
In a similar case, Sardulgarh police of Mansa arrested one Harpal Singh of Jhanduke village and recovered 150 habit-forming pills from him. During initial investigations, he confessed about using physically-challenged Sukhdev Singh (36) of Rori village near Sardulgarh for selling the pills. Bhargav said Sukhdev also rode a tricycle and was included in the case registered under the NDPS Act against Harpal at the Sardulgarh police station.
The SSP said thorough investigations were being made in both cases.