Srinagar, Feb 21: Police have arrested 10 drug peddlers across Kashmir valley and recovered psychotropic and contraband substances from their possession, officials said on Monday.
Besides, a police spokesperson said, two “notorious drug peddlers” have been detained under preventive detention under PIT NDPS Act in Kulgam.
“In Sopore, a police party under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad and SHO PS Dangiwacha at a checkpoint established at Ladoora crossing intercepted and arrested a suspicious person identified as Mehraj ud Din Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Ladoora Rafiabad,” he said in a statement to GNS, adding, “During checking, officers were able to recover 169 banned capsules from his possession.”
In Awantipora, he said, officers from Police Post Reshipora at a checking point established at Kawani Crossing intercepted and arrested a suspicious person identified as Gulzar Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie of Bra Bandina. “On checking, officers were able to recover 3Kgs of grinded cannabis (concealed in a nylon bag) from his possession.”
In Handwara, he said, officers from Police Post Chogal at a checking point established at Chogal intercepted and arrested a suspicious person identified as Farooq Ahmad Teli son of Ghulam Qadir of Maidan Chogal. “On checking, officers were able to recover 205 grams of charas from his possession.” He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, the spokesperson said. “In another action, officers at a checking point established at Watayeen on Sopore-Kupwara highway intercepted and arrested a suspicious person identified as Fayaz Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Rasool of Drugmulla Kupwara,” he said, adding, “During checking officers were able to recover 2Kgs of charas from his possession.”
Similarly, he said, Police at various checkpoints established across Baramulla under the supervision of senior officers arrested five drug peddlers.
They have been identified as Rafiq Ahmad Mir resident of Chekthanpora Chanpora Tangmarg, Humayun Tariq and Abid Hamid, both residents of Nowshera Baramulla; Javid Ahmad Ganie of Bachi Trikanjan Boniyar and Arshid Ahmad Mugal of Salamabad Uri. Among the arrested drug peddlers, two each have been arrested in the police station Bonyar and Uri while another has been arrested in the jurisdiction of police station Tangmarg.
“Contraband substances including 113 grams of charas & 85 grams of Herion have been recovered from their possession.”
In Kulgam, he said, on a specific input, a Police Party conducted a raid at specific location (residential house) in village Sesman Danjan, Qazigund. “During checking, officers were able to recover 25Kgs of Poppy straw from the residential house and arrested the accused person identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar son of Ab Rehman Dar resident of Sesman Damjan Qazigund.”
All the accused have been shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. “Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigation have been taken up”.
Besides, he said, Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Kulgam, booked two notorious drug peddlers under preventive detention under PIT NDPS Act through the orders issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir. They have been identified as Ali Mohammad Mir son of Late Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Mir Mohalla DH Pora and Azaz Ahmed Wani son of Abdul Rehman Wani of Wanigund Khudwani. They have been detained under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act for their repeatedly involvement in Drug peddling and have been lodged in Central Jail Kot Bhalwal Jammu.