Punjab Police

  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan...
  • Congress demands President's rule in Punjab May 14, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress on Wednesday demanded President's rule in Punjab, saying there is a "lawlessness" in the state. "There is no law and order prevailing in Punjab...need of the hour is to impose the President rule. Punjab police are supporting the criminals to beat up the innocent people," state PCC president...
  • 24 kg heroin recovered in Amritsar, four arrested October 28, 2013

    Amritsar: The Punjab Police arrested four men in Amritsar on Monday and recovered 24 kg of heroin worth Rs 120 crore ($19.5 million) on the international market from them, an officer said. Sources in the state special operations cell said that the recovery was made near the Millennium Gate following a...
  • Punjab Police officer suspended for misusing personnel June 29, 2013

    Chandigarh: A senior officer of the Punjab Police was on Friday suspended from duty after being caught misusing police personnel and vehicles for construction work at his private farmhouse in Jalandhar district, police said. Punjab Police chief has placed Kulwinder Singh, commandant 80th Battalion of the Punjab Armed Police (PAP)...
  • Punjab Police registers case in IAS officer's assault case June 29, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab Police on Friday registered a case under the Information Technology (IT) Act following a complaint by senior IAS officer KS Pannu over the uploading of a video on social networking sites showing an assault on him in Uttarakhand. In his complaint, Pannu has stated that "under a deep-rooted...
  • Punjab Police constable rapes nursing student, arrested June 3, 2013

    Chandigarh: A Punjab Police head constable allegedly sexually assaulted a 23-year-old nursing student after she was found in a park along with her male friend in Ferozepur. Head constable Nawal Kishore, who was arrested on Sunday night, was on a patrol duty when he spotted the girl and the youth,...
  • Tarn Taran case: Assault video doctored, allege accused policemen April 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: The three policemen, accused of assaulting and abusing a girl in Tarn Taran district after she had approached them to complain about molestation, on Friday claimed that the video footage reportedly showing the assault was doctored. Their statements were recorded by Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner SR Ladhar. They alleged that the...
  • Vijender's samples test negative for drugs April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that Olympic medallist Vijender Singh's samples tested negative for drugs. The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. The Beijing Olympics bronze medalist had submitted his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after...
  • SC verdict on Bhullar: Punjab Police put on high alert April 13, 2013

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court turned down the plea of death row convict and Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar for commutation of his death sentence to life term, the Punjab Police has been been asked to step up security across the state. Delivering the operative portion...
  • Drug haul: Boxer Ram Singh remanded in police custody April 7, 2013

    Fatehgarh Sahib: Boxer Ram Singh was on Sunday remanded in two-day police custody in connection with a drug haul case, in which the name of Olympic medallist and renowned pugilist Vijender Singh had cropped up. Ram Singh, the sparring partner of Vijender Singh, was remanded in police custody till April...
  • Olympian Vijender Singh skips boxing trial camp in Patiala April 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic medallist Vijender Singh has not shown up for the boxing trial camp in Patiala. Participation in the boxing camp is necessary for the boxer's selection. Boxing Federation Vice President Nivaran Mukherjee said, "Vijender hasn't come for the trials. If he doesn't attend the camp tomorrow he will...
  • Vijender Singh skips boxing trial camp in Patiala April 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic medallist Vijender Singh has not shown up for the boxing trial camp in Patiala. Participation in the boxing camp is necessary for the boxer's selection. Boxing Federation Vice President Nivaran Mukherjee said, "Vijender hasn't come for the trials. If he doesn't attend the camp tomorrow he will...
  • Vijender saga is disappointing, says Sports Minister April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Mounting pressure on India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the entire episode is disappointing for the youngsters and all the sportspersons. Singh also said that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) allows all drug tests and that Vijender can be checked for...
  • Drug haul: Police unhappy as NADA leaves out vital test on Vijender April 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: The rift between the Punjab Police and the Sports Ministry over India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh is out in the open now. Unhappy with the tests carried out by NADA, the police said that vital hair follicle test used to detect heroin use has been left out. Instead blood...
  • Mohali drug haul: Police arrest boxer Ram Singh April 3, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a major twist in the Mohali drug haul case, Punjab Police on Wednesday arrested boxer Ram Singh, claiming that his brother-in-law was a proclaimed offender in drug trafficking and that the boxer was in constant touch with him. Ram Singh is the 16th accused to be arrested following recovery...
  • NADA tests Vijender's urine, blood samples April 3, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic champion Vijender Singh, who consumed heroin as many as 12 times according to the police, on Wednesday underwent National Anti-Doping Agency's (NADA) drug test but was not put through the hair follicle test, which is the main indicator of heroin. NADA, who had earlier refused to test...
  • NADA will have to test Vijender for heroin: Sports Ministry sources April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry on Tuesday rejecting National Anti-Doping Agency's arguments against heroin test on boxer Vijender Singh, said that NADA will have to conduct the test, according to sources. According to Ministry sources, Vijender has to come clean as he's a national sporting icon. Sports Ministry sources also said...
  • NADA refuses to test Vijender for heroin use April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Sports Ministry asked the National Anti-Doping Agency to test Olympian boxer Vijender Singh for heroin, the drug testing body has said it cannot do so. "NADA will not breach the protocol prescribed in the WADA court for testing an athlete who is out of competition....
  • Police case on Vijender Singh is very weak: Lawyer April 2, 2013

    Lawyer Mukul Khanna said that a hair test on Olympian boxer Vijender Singh will be inconclusive as it won't reveal the quantity of the drug consumed. ...
  • NADA turns down Sports Ministry's request for drug test on Vijender April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has refused to go with the Sports Ministry's request that Olympian boxer Vijender Singh be tested for heroin. NADA has made it clear that it is bound by international protocol and it can only test Vijender's blood and urine samples and not hair...
  • Drug haul: Vijender may not have to undergo NADA test April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A big question mark remains on whether India's champion boxer Vijender Singh will be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for heroin consumption or not. CNN-IBN has learned that NADA may throw the rule book at the Sports Ministry after the Sports Ministry asked it to test...
  • NADA refuses to test Vijender for heroin, say sources April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Sports Ministry asked the National Anti-Doping Agency to test Olympian boxer Vijender Singh for heroin, the drug testing body has said it cannot do so. According to sources, NADA says it can only test for performance enhancing drugs and since heroin is not considered...
  • Vijender remains silent even as troubles continue to grow April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympian boxer Vijender Singh continues to sink deeper into trouble with each passing day. The Sports Ministry has instructed the National Anti-doping Agency to test the boxing star for heroin consumption after the Punjab Police pointed towards repeated use of the drug by Vijender. The master of the ring...
  • Drug haul: Sports Ministry intervenes, asks NADA to test Vijender April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry swung into action on Monday and asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out tests on boxer Vijender Singh for alleged drug use. The Ministry's strong statement came hours after the Punjab Police was "advised" by the District Attorney of Fatehgarh Saheb against collecting...
  • Drug haul: Police advised against collecting Vijender's samples April 1, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a setback for the Punjab Police investigating the Mohali drug haul case, the district attorney of Fatehgarh Saheb on Monday advised its probe team against collecting blood and hair samples of boxer Vijender Singh. The police had earlier on Monday collected the blood and hair samples of boxer...
  • Drug haul: Ram Singh's blood samples collected April 1, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab Police has collected the hair and blood samples of boxer Ram Singh in the Mohali drug haul case. It now remains to be seen whether Olympian Vijender Singh will be next as the police have said that he consumed drugs. The Punjab Police say that the investigation into...
  • 'Vijender took drugs, but won't be arrested for now' April 1, 2013

    Chandigarh: In a big blow to India's champion boxer, the Punjab Police has for the first time confirmed that Olympian boxer Vijender Singh did take drugs, saying he took heroin nearly 12 times between December 2012 and February 2013. The police are now trying to prove this forensically. The police's...
  • Vijender consumed drugs as many as 12 times: Police March 31, 2013

    Chandigarh: A Punjab Police probe has revealed that Olympian Vijender Singh took drugs 12 times and boxer Ram Singh about five times between December 2012 and February 2013. The investigation reveals both Vijender and Ram allegedly procured the drug from Anoop Singh Kahlon and Rocky for personal consumption. The investigation also...
  • Drugs haul: Boxer Ram Singh dismissed by Punjab Police March 28, 2013

    Fatehgarh Sahib: International boxer Ram Singh, sparring partner of Olympian Vijender Singh was on Thursday dismissed by Punjab Police in connection with the recent recovery of 26 kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore. Sub-Inspector Sarabjit Singh, who was close to a retired Senior Superintendent of Police, was also dismissed...