Police break drug supply chain in B’pora; arrest mother-son duo

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Entire family involved in selling charas in town: SSP Bandipora

Bandipora: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that the supply network of drugs like charas in Bandipora town has received a big jolt as they have arrested a mother-son duo and recovered charas-like substance and cash from them in the district.

The Police in a tweet said that it recovered charas-like substance packed in sachets along with a cash seizure of ₹6980 from the mother-son duo identified as Posha Begum and her son Aqib Waza, whose father Khurshid Waza (MANDELA) has already been booked.

As per Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the police also said that a case under relevant sections of laws has been registered and further investigation is going on.

In another tweet, Bandipora Police said that it has recovered a charas-like substance along with a cash seizure of 71,845 and arrested one lady Babli Begum who is a repeat offender, presently out on bail in an earlier NDPS Case. “Cognizance is taken under the relevant sections of NDPS Act in PS Bandipora,” it added.

Senior Superintendent of Bandipora Police, Lakshay Vinod Sharma said that the entire family has been involved in selling charas in the town and their arrest is likely to end the supply network of drugs like charas in Bandipora town.

He further said that the police are also going to apply for bail cancellation in the previous cases.

Notably, in Bandipora’s main town, one of the localities known as ward number-6 the area to which both the accused belong is the most infamous for the drug scourge on which the senior citizens have always been concerned.

KNO has learnt that even parents didn’t want their children to pass through this area fearing that they may get involved in drug activities. However, the police have been keeping vigil in this area for the last several weeks and arresting the drug Peddlers.

Meanwhile, another police officer said that they are determined to eradicate the drug scourge from the roots while its ecosystem will be destroyed in the district.

“No one in the district will be spared under any circumstances regarding the drug scourge,” he said while appealing to people to cooperate with the police to eradicate the drug menace in the district.

“In a bid to eradicate drug menace from the society, many counseling sessions were organized by the police in several areas of the district,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, the people of the district have praised the action of the police and said that such people should always remain behind bars.


Councilor among 2 held in separate NDPS cases in Bla 

Baramulla: Jammu and Kashmir Police in north Kashmir’s Baramulla arrested a Councilor of Municipal Council (MC) Pattan among two drug peddlers in separate NDPS cases, officials said here on Monday.

An official told Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a police party of Pattan PS arrested a Councilor of Municipal Council Pattan along with 200 tablets of Spasmoproxyvon and 10 bottles of codeine phosphate at the Railway crossing in Pattan.

The arrested Councilor was identified as Barkat Ali Mia son of Mohammad Maqbool Mia, a resident of Mia Mohalla Pattan.

Similarly, in another action in Chakloo area of Baramulla, a suspicious person was apprehended tactfully who upon seeing the police party tried to flee from the spot.

During his personal search, police recovered 36 bottles of Corex from his possession. The man was identified as Umar Yousuf Lone son of Mohammad Yousuf Lone, a resident of Nadihal Rafiabad, the official added.

 Meanwhile, cases were registered at Police Station Pattan and Baramulla, besides further investigations were set into motion.

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