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Properties of 2 ‘notorious’ drug paddlers attached

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Srinagar: Police in Pulwama today attached several properties of two “notorious” drug peddlers under section 8/21-29 NDPS Act 1985, a police spokesman informed.

The properties attached included a double-storied residential house valuing approximately Rs 20,97,291 belonging to a drug peddler Fayaz Ahmad Rather, son of Ghulam Mohammad Rather, resident of Karimabad; and two shops with 2nd floor as residential apartment valuing approximately Rs 27,35,186 which belongs to a drug peddler Mohammad Maqbool Bhat alias Tola, son of Ali Mohammad Bhat, resident of Dalipora Pulwama, spokesman said.

He said the action follows a thorough investigation, identifying these properties as illegally acquired during the course of illicit drug trafficking. Both individuals are currently under legal custody, police said.

The attachment was carried out in accordance with the due legal process outlined in FIR No. 301/2023 U/S 8/21-29 NDPS Act of PS Pulwama, underscoring the vigilant stance of Pulwama Police against those involved in the drug trade, the spokesman said.


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