Who is Parvinder Jhota? Full Details About the Case and Dope Test Results

Parvinder Singh ‘Jhotta’, a resident of the Mansa district in Punjab, has become the talk of the town. A video recently went viral on social media allegedly showing Punjab Police personnels arresting Parvinder. 

It all started when a Mansa based social activist, Parvinder Singh, who is popularly known as ‘Jhotta’ in his area, raided a chemist shop. He reportedly ran a campaign against a certain section of chemists in Punjab that engage in the trade of illegal drugs in Punjab.

In a video uploaded on 12 July, Parvinder Singh claimed to have caught a drug peddler who was engaged in the business of ‘banned capsules’. The peddler then took Parvinder and his team to a shop, from where he claimed to have procured the banned drugs. After raiding, Parvinder and his men claimed to have found the banned drugs in the shop.

After this, Parvinder raided the shop owner, Ashwini Kumar, in the market with a garland of shoes around his neck. 

According to a report by Print, Mansa SSP Nanak Singh revealed that a complaint was filed by Parvinder against Ashwini Kumar for selling banned drugs to an unidentified person, on the basis of which Mansa Police registered an FIR against Ashwini Kumar. The SSP also revealed that the capsules in question do not fall under the NDPS Act and are banned under the IPC Section 144.

Mansa SSP also revealed that a complaint was filed against Parvinder for taking law into his own hands. The SSP said that Parvinder and his supporters forcibly raided Ashwini’s shop and dragged him out of the shop. Acting on the complaint against Parvinder, the social activist was reportedly arrested by Punjab Police.

A video went viral on social media. The video allegedly shows Punjab Police arresting Parvinder Singh. Reportedly, Parvinder Singh and his six supporters were booked under IPC Sections 355 (criminal assault with an intent to dishonor), 451 (house trespass), 148 (rioting) and 149 (unlawful assembly).

The activist was arrested and sent to a 14-day custody on the same day. In a recent turn of events, Parvinder Jhotta was taken to Mansa Civil Hospital for a dope test. According to DailyPost Punjabi reports, the test has come out positive for the substance ‘morphine’. 

Now, the incident has sparked a social media debate.

All the information of the case is taken from The Print website and DailyPost Punjabi news platform.

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