Former wrestler Jagdish Bhola convicted in drugs case

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Former international wrestler and Deputy Superintendent of Punjab Police Jagdish Bhola was on Wednesday convicted by a CBI court in Mohali in a multi-crore drugs racket, busted by the Punjab Police in 2013.

Bhola was dismissed from service in 2012 after his links with the drugs racket were revealed.

He was arrested by the Punjab police in November 2013 in connection with a multi-crore drugs racket.

In January 2018, the CBI court had framed charges against various accused, including wrestler-turned-policeman-turned-drug kingpin Jagdish Bhola, in the multi-crore drug racket.

The Punjab Police had busted the multi-crore drug racket and claimed to have recovered synthetic drugs, some foreign exchange, arms and luxury cars from the various accused.

Bhola was diverting precursor chemicals for medicinal purposes to illegal factories that manufactured synthetic drugs like ‘Ice’ and was supplying synthetic drugs to the international market.