Srinagar, Feb 18 : Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday claimed to have arrested eight drug peddlers across Kashmir and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party led by SHO PS Baramulla under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla Sajjad Bukhari during naka checking at Ushkara Crossing Baramulla intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration number JK05J-4593 with two persons on board, a police spokesman said in a statement.
“During checking, 15 grams of Brown Sugar like substance were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Mohd Aqib Lone son of Abdul Gani resident of Bulgam Baramulla & Mudasir Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Sultan resident of Buchoo Pattan.”
Similarly, officers led by Incharge Police Post Mirgund under the supervision of SDPO Pattan Mohd Nawaz during naka checking at Jheel Bridge Singhpora Pattan intercepted a vehicle (Load Carrier) bearing registration number JK01T-8427 with two persons on board.
During checking, officers were able to recover 5.3Kgs of Poppy Straw like substance from their possession. They have been identified as Waheed Ahmad Bhat son of Gh Mohiuddin and Owais Bashir Shikari son of Bashir Ahmad, both residents of Sher Colony Sopore. All the 04 accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized.
In Sopore, police party headed by SHO Police Station Sopore under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Raies Ahmad during patrolling at Gousia Abad Chinkipora Sopore intercepted two suspicious persons.
During checking, 360 grams of Charas like substance were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Ashiq Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Qadir of Gousia Abad Chinkipora and Ali Mohammad Lone son of Mohammad Yousuf Lone of Jalalabad Sopore. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
In Handwara, a police party of Police Station Kralgund during patrolling at Ananwan Chowk intercepted two persons riding a motorcycle bearing registration number JK05G-4794.
During search, around 11 grams of Brown Sugar like substance, 01 digital Weighing Machine and cash amount of rupees 24000 were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Jameel Ahmad Dar son of Gh Ahmad Dar resident of Seripora Rafiabad and Gh Qadir Wani son of Mohd Ashraf resident of Mangwalpora. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody. Motorcycle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Accordingly, police said that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation has been initiated.
Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” police said—(KNO)