Police arrests 10 drug peddlers in a series of action

2/6/2020

Srinagar, February 05: Police in a series of actions against drug dealings across Kashmir valley arrested 10 drug peddlers and seized huge quantity of contraband and psychotropic substances from their possession. The drug peddlers were involved in peddling drugs across several districts of Kashmir valley.
In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Watmagam, Budgam arrested one notorious drug peddler identified as Mohammad Akbar Bhat resident of Peth Kanihama and recovered 8.5Kg of Poppy straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Magam where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 12/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigations initiated in the matter.
Separately, Officers at a checkpoint established near Gopalpora arrested a drug peddler identified as Yasin Khan resident of Khan Mohala Gopalpora and recovered 70 grams of Charas from his possession. Case FIR No. 09/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chadoora. He has been arrested for drug related offences and shifted to Police station Chadoora where he remains in custody. Besides, on specific information, police party from Police Station Chadoora recovered 150 grams of Charas from the residence of Rafiq Khan resident of Gopalpora. Case FIR No. 11/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chadoora.
In Pulwama, officers at a checkpoint established at Naina Bhatpora intercepted a Maruti vehicle bearing registration No. JK01P-5435 and arrested five drug peddlers. They have been identified as Zahid Rashid, Faisal Altaf, Junaid Javid all residents of Gowkadal Srinagar and Ahsan Nayeem Dar & Aqib Nabi both resident of Maisuma Srinagar. Officers also recovered 2.7gms of Heroin and some intoxicating drugs also from their possession. They have been shifted to Police Station Litter where they remain in custody. Vehicle has also been seized in the matter. Case FIR No. 07/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Litter and initiated investigations in the matter.
Meanwhile, officers at another checkpoint established at Hakripora Pulwama, intercepted a Santro vehicle bearing registration No. JK13B-4138 & one drug peddler, a resident of Marhama Bijbihara has been restrained for drug supply offences. Officers were able to recover 10Kgs poppy straw from his possession. Vehicle has also been seized in the matter. Case FIR No 12/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Pulwama and investigation has been taken up.
In similar action Awantipora police arrested a drug peddler from Tral area and recovered 150 Capsules of Spasmoproxyvon from his possession. He has been identified as Feroz Chopan resident of Larow Jageer Tral. Case FIR No. 07/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Tral. Further investigation is in progress.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.
Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.