Drug kingpin Jagdish Bhola convicted by Mohali court

Mohali, February 13: Former DSP of the Punjab Police and international wrestler Jagdish Bhola was on Tuesday convicted in three drug cases by the CBI court at Mohali.

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The quantum of sentence is likely to be pronounced after lunch.

The special CBI court at Mohali in January 2018 had framed charges against 13 accused, including wrestler-turned-policeman-turned-drug kingpin Jagdish Bhola, in the multi-crore drug racket following the clubbing of three separate Enforcement Case Information Reports (ECIRs) filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

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The Punjab Police had busted the multi-crore drug racket and claimed to have recovered synthetic drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, opium, intoxicating powder, monoethylmine, phenoxylate, hydro-chloride and Rs 1,91,64,800 in Indian currency besides some foreign exchange, arms and luxury cars from the various accused.

The police had registered cases under the NDPS Act along with various Sections of the IPC and the Arms Act between 2013 and 2014 following which the ED had filed multiple ECIRs for violations of the PMLA Act.

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