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Five drug peddlers arrested in Kulgam; more than 2 lakh cash seized

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Srinagar: Police in Kulgam have arrested five drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession besides seizing cash amounting to Rs. 2,26,450, said a police spokesperson.

“At a checkpoint, established at Vessu Chowk, police intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK13E-2886 (i-10 Car) & PB06K-2297 (Truck) with five persons on board. They have been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Naina Batapora, Angez Singh resident of Oochra Ramban, Lalchand resident of Shamchurasi Hoshiyarpur, Ghulam Mohd Lone resident of Wupzan Bijebhara and Salim Mohd resident of Marelkotla. During checking, police recovered 2Kg of Charas, 30Kg of Poppy Straw, 13 bottles of illicit liquor and cash of Rs. 1, 61,450/- from their possession, a police spokesman said in a statement issued here,” he said.

“He said that among the accused persons, one namely Ghulam Mohd Lone managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to effect his arrest. The four accused persons have been arrested and shifted to PS Qazigund where they remain in custody. Both the vehicles used in commission of crime have also been seized, said the spokesman,” the spokesperson said.

“Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 14/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been initiated, he said.

The spokesperson further said: “In another action, Police party from PS Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Drien Qazigund intercepted a suspicious person identified as Javid Ahmad Bhat resident of Naina Sangam.”

“During checking, police recovered 08Kgs of Poppy straw and cash amount of Rs 65,000/- from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qazigund where he remains in custody, said the spokesman,” he said.

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