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14 drug peddlers held in Kashmir: Police

14 drug peddlers held in Kashmir: Police
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Srinagar, Feb 23 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested 14 drug peddlers and recovered contraband, psychotropic substances from their possession.

Police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that in Baramulla, officers at a checkpoint established at Kunzar Market intercepted a person identified as Reyaz Ahmad Mir of Beewa Kunzar.

During checking, officers were able to recover 700 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kunzer where he remains in custody, police said, adding that accordingly, a case under FIR number 11/2021 under relevant section of law has been registered at PS Kunzer and further investigation have been taken up.

“Similarly in Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Nipora crossing intercepted a vehicle (Chevrolet Aveo LS Car) bearing registration number JK01K-8909 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Aarif Ahmad Ganie and Muzaffar Ahmad Ganie, both residents of Hassanpora Bagh Bijbehara. During checking officers were able to recover 550 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,” spokesman said.

A case under FIR number 32/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in this regard, police said.

In another action, officers from Police Station DH Pora while patrolling, intercepted three persons identified as Abdul Majeed Malik of Nagam DH Pora, Zeeshan Ahmad Malik of Khull and Tawseef Ahmad Naik of Chimmer. During checking officers were able to recover 90 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody, police said.

A case under FIR number 16/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS DH Pora and investigation has been initiated, spokesman said, adding that in Sopore, Police have arrested eight notorious drug peddlers involved in smuggling/supplying drugs to the local youth and have recovered huge quantity of psychotropic substances from their possession.

They have been identified as Umar Farooq Sheikh resident of Seloo, Muhammad Rafeeq Ganie of Ganie Mohalla Dangerpora, Sheikh Muzaffar Qadir, Ab Rashid Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Naikoo and Ishfaq Ahmad Khaja, all residents of Seloo, Rameez Ahmad Mir of Aadipora and Basit Hassan Mir of Changa Mohalla Arampora. They have been shifted to Police Station Sopore where they remain in custody, spokesman said.

“Cases under FIR numbers 36/2021, 41/2021, 43/2021, 44/2021 and 45/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Sopore and investigations have been initiated,” police said while appealing the people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood—(KNO)

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