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2 persons arrested for selling adulterated saffron

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Srinagar, Mar 18: Police arrested two persons involved in selling adulterated saffron in Pantha Chowk area in Srinagar outskirts, a police spokesman said Monday.

Acting on specific information, a police team arrested one Aarif Ahmed Bakhroo, son of Ghulam Mohammed Bakhroo, resident of Jogi Lankar Rainawari and recovered one kilogram of adulterated saffron from his possession, spokesman said.

On Bakhroo’s disclosure, one more person identified as Umar Ahmed Ghuroo, son of Farooq Ahmed Ghuroo, resident of Parimpora was arrested.

A case (FIR no. 12/2018) under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pantha Chowk and investigation is going on, spokesman said.

He said police seeks public help in identifying such elements so that they can be punished under law.

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