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Drug peddler arrested in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered

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Srinagar: Police have arrested a drug peddler in Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from his possession, police spokesman said Wednesday.

He said a police party intercepted a suspicious person at a checkpoint established at Lidermar crossing. During search, 1.3 kgs of grinded cannabis was recovered from his possession.

He has been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Dar, son of Assadullah Dar, resident of Laderma Pulwama. Dar has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case (FIR No. 224/2022) under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation initiated, police said.


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