Police officer who ‘helped’ drug peddler in Jammu and Kashmir suspended


Police in Jammu and Kashmir say they’very suspended a police officer after a probe established that he was aiding a drug peddler in the state.

A police officer said, “Nitin Khajuri, a police sub-inspector, whose involvement in helping a drug peddler has been established through a secret enquiry, was suspended today.”

A local drug peddler, identified as Vikram Jaindal, would bring contraband through a parcel and Khajuri would help the peddler clear the parcel at the railway station and also help its delivery to the final destination, police said.

The inspector general of police ordered a departmental probe against Khajuri and the deputy inspector general of police was entrusted with the task of conducting the enquiry.