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Police books 8 drug smugglers under PIT NDPS Act

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Srinagar:  Police have booked eight “notorious” drug smugglers under PIT NDPS Act in Baramulla, a police spokesperson informed Tuesday.

He said drug smugglers — Javid Mohiuddin Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat of Allapora Karhama Kunzer; Danish Ahmad Dhobi, son of Ghulam Mohammad of Ogmuna Kunzer; Ghulam Mohiuddin, son of Sakhi Mohammad of Chandoosa; Adil Ahmad Bhat, son of Nasir Ahmad of Goom Ahmadpora Pattan; Wikar Hussain Beigh, son of Arshid Hussain of Lateefabad Chandoosa; Afreed Ahmad Wani, son of Habibullah of Bandi Payeen Chandoosa; Bilal Ahmad Bhat, son of Gulzar Ahmad, and Mohammad Asif Bhat, son of Ghulam Hassan, both residents of Maloora Srinagar, have been booked under PIT-NDPS Act after obtaining formal detention orders from the competent authority.

The booked drug smugglers have been detained and subsequently lodged in Central Jail Kot-Bhalwal Jammu, he said, adding that many cases are registered against these drug smugglers and that they were involved in promoting “drug abuse trade” by supplying drugs to local youth of Bandi, Kunzer, Ogmuna, Pattan, Mirgund Wagoora, Kreeri and other areas of the district.

“Despite their involvement in many FIRs, they did not mend their activities and were again involved in promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth,” police said.

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