Two drug peddlers arrested from Awantipora; three from Sopore area
Awantipora Police books notorious drug peddler under PSA
Srinagar: Police in Awantipora have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
Apolice spokesman said that a police party from Police Post Reshipora at a checkpoint established at Dattpora Awantipora intercepted two suspicious persons. During checking, police recovered 14Kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession.
Identifying them as Rayees Ahmad Bhat and Mohammad Dawood Bhat both residents of Reshipora Awantipora, the spokesman said that both were arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, a case FIR No. 199/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation into the matter has been initiated, said the spokesman.
Meanwhile, in a separate operation, police in Sopore have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
The spokesman said that a police party from Police Post Watergam at a checkpoint established at Behrampora Rafiabad intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK05A 5882 with three persons on board and recovered 18 gms of brown sugar.
They have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Zarger resident of Behrampora, Mehrajudin Wani resident of Sumbal Bandipora and Feroz Ahmad Dar resident of Mujgund Shalteng and were arrested and shifted to Police Station Dangiwacha where they remain in custody, said the spokesman.
“Accordingly, a case FIR No. 152/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Dangiwacha and investigation into the matter has been initiated,” the spokesman added.
Police has also booked a notorious drug peddler under Public Safety Act.
Police had earlier seized huge quantity of contraband substance from the possession of a notorious drug peddler identified as Firdous Ahmad Mir alias Fira Codeine son of Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Kadlabal Pampore of which a case FIR No. 98/2020 stands registered at Police Station Pampore.
Accordingly the case was duly processed and the arrested drug peddler was detained under Public Safety Act after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities, said the spokesman.
It is pertinent to mention here that this is the 8th person who has been booked under Public Safety Act in the drug peddling cases in Police District Awantipora. Besides, 109 persons have been arrested in drug related cases during this year and 55 FIRs have been registered in Police District Awantipora.