Srinagar, May 11: Police in Baramulla said to have so far, in the month of May, arrested six accused persons even as having registered three cases on seizure of narcotics worth an estimated market-value nearing six lacs in the frontier north Kashmir’s district.
An official said that continuing with its action to combat the drug menace, Police Station Baramulla alongwith Police Station Sheeri under the supervision of DySP Headquarters Baramulla, Syed Sajad Hussain arrested three drug peddlers at Sheeri market earlier this month. The official identified the trio arrested trio as Nisar Ahmad Parray, Mohammad Amin Sheikh and Sajad Ahmad Malla all residents of Kitchama Baramulla.
Another drug peddler namely Muzamil Majeed Bhat @Hashim, a resident of Mir Sahib Mohalla Baramulla was arrested on recovery of ½ Kg of charas-like-substance during a naka at Janbazpora locality. A case under relevant sections of NDPS Act was registered for further investigations, the official said.
Similarly, in action undertaken by Police Station Pattan under the supervision of SDPO concerned Zaffar Mehdi, arrested two drug peddlers identified as Ghulam Hassan Dhobi and Ghulam Mohd Dar residents of Shirpora Pattan Baramulla at Latipora Mamoosa Pattan. 2 Kgs of Poppy-straw-like substance was recovered from their possession and a case under relevant sections of law registered for due investigations, the official said.
We are constantly mounting pressure on drug peddlers in line with our action to curb this menace, which has resulted in considerable decline in drug trafficking in the district during the month of May, 2021, the official underlined.
Pertinent to mention here that the district police, as reported, had in the month of April seized contraband substances worth nearly an estimated market value of five crores from thirty arrested persons on nineteen instances across the district.
The police has in the meantime hailed local populace for showing their willingness and support to police to eradicate drug menace of from the frontier district. gns