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Four gamblers, drug peddler arrested in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Police in Srinagar have arrested four gamblers and a drug peddler during separate operations.

A police spokesman in a statement said that acting on a tip-off, a police party of Police Station Kralkhud raided a gambling den in Basant Bagh Gowkadal area and arrested four gamblers namely Zahoor Ahmad Najar son of Habibullah Najar resident of Mandirbagh, Shahnawaz Ahmad Tramboo son of Late Ali Mohd Tramboo, Jamsheed Ali Malla  son of Ali Mohd Malla and Abdul Majid Kant son of Mohd Sultan Kant, all residents of Basantbagh

Stake money of ₹ 4,230 and playing cards were recovered from the gambling site.

In this regard, a case FIR No. 01/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation taken up.

Meanwhile, Srinagar police arrested a drug peddler in Khanyar area of district Srinagar and recovered codeine bottles from his possession.

The police spokesman said that a police party of Police Station Khanyar arrested a drug peddler during naka checking at Naid Kadal area of Khanyar in Srinagar.

The drug peddler namely Zahid Manzoor Mir son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir resident of Daulat Abad Khanyar was arrested and a large quantity of banned codeine phosphate bottles were recovered from his possession.

In this regard, a case FIR No. 02/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khanyar and investigation taken up, said the spokesman.

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