CHANDIGARH: Punjabi singer Harman Sidhu, who has composed a song against the heroin epidemic in the state, was arrested along with his four associates along with 52.1 grams of heroin in Sirsa Haryana on Saturday morning. One of Sidhu’s associates is a patwari (revenue field official). Sidhu hails from Mansa district of Punjab.
Sidhu’s 2015 song ‘Chita’ was composed on the ills of heroin addiction while the irony is He and his associates were caught with the heroin, worth Rs 5.2 lakh, at a police naka laid at the toll plaza near Bhavdeen village, on the Sirsa-Fatehabad road.
Apart from Harman Sidhu, the other men arrested include Ramnik Singh, patwari of Mansa, and Surjit Singh, Manoj Kumar and Anurag who hails from Sirsa. They have been charged with sections under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychtropic Substances Act, Inspector Dhale Ram, in charge of the crime investigation agency (CIA) and anti-drug staff of Sirsa police, said.
According to the cops, all accused were nabbed at the toll plaza. The cops found the drugs in a pocket near the steering when they searched the car owned by Sidhu and which was being driven by Ramnik.
As per the police, Sidhu and his associates were not only hooked to drugs but were also suppliers for local addicts. The police is currently investigating their source of heroin and the person whom they were supplying the drugs. The police is also investigating to know since when Sidhu and his associates are into this illegal trade.
Soon after getting caught with drugs, Sidhu and his associates tried to influence the police with an excuse that the case will spoil their reputation in the industry, Sirsa CIA-in-charge said. All accused would be produced before a court on Sunday.