New Delhi: Punjabi singer Harman Sidhu was on Sunday arrested with four of his friends from a toll plaza in Sirsa by the Punjab Police. A total 52.10 grams of heroin was recovered from their possession.
Among those arrested were identified as Ramnik Singh patwari of Mansa, Manoj Kumar and Anurag. All of them have been booked in a case of NDPS Act registered at Sirsa's Sadar Police Station.
CIA staff in-charge Dia Ram said that a police team led by deputy inspector Deshraj was present on Bhavdeep toll plaza on Ding road of Sirsa. The team received a tip-off that a white-coloured speeding car carrying contraband would cross the toll plaza. When the police stopped the car and searched it, they found the drug. The seized drugs are valued at Rs 5.20 lakh, said the police. All the accused will be produced in the court for remand.
The car is owned by Sidhu and was driven was Ramnik at the time of the search. According to the police, Sidhu and his friends were not addicted to drugs but also used to supply it to other local addicts.
It is to be noted that Harman Sidhu shot to fame with his anti-drugs songs in Punjab. He has so far released six albums.