Police targets drug dealings; arrests 03 drug peddlers


Srinagar, Feb 16: Police while targeting drug dealings in Anantnag & Srinagar have arrested three drug peddlers and seized contraband substance from their possession in a recent action.
Police in Anantnag at a checkpoint established at Padshahibagh Bubehar in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bijbehara, intercepted a Swift vehicle bearing Registration number JK13C-0772 with two persons on board. Officers during checking have been able to recover 54Kgs of poppy straw from their possession. They have been identified as Amir Fayaz Bhat resident of Katriteng Bijbehara and Faizan Ahmad Najar resident of Waghama Bijbehara.
They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Bijbehara where they remain in custody. Officers have also seized the vehicle used in peddling of drugs.
A Case FIR No. 13/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation has been taken up.
Similarly, Officers from Police Station Nigeen, Srinagar arrested a drug peddler identified as Mudasir Ahmad Shalla resident of Tielbal Kashipora and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A case FIR No. 12/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nigeen. He has been shifted to Police Station Nigeen where he remains in custody.
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.