Drug inspector shot dead at her office in Punjab’s Kharar town

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A drug inspector was shot dead by an armed assailant at the Drug & Chemical Testing Laboratory at Kharar near the Punjab capital of Chandigarh on Friday.

The woman, identified as Neha Shorie, was posted as the Zonal Licensing Official with the Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory in Kharar.

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Singh shot Shorie from point-blank range and tried to flee the scene. When he was stopped by some locals, Singh tried to threaten them with his gun, but later shot at himself after being cornered. He is undergoing treatment a hospital in Chandigarh and is said to be out of danger.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused was running a chemist shop in Morinda and in 2009, Shorie, who was then posted as District Drugs Inspector in Ropar, had raided his store and had reportedly recovered intoxicant drugs from there, following which she had cancelled his drugs licence.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to conduct a speedy probe into the officer’s murder and to ensure the accused is appropriately punished.

(With Agency Inputs)

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