March 17: Police is taking proactive steps against the peddling of drugs in Bandipora.
Two persons were arrested by the police at a checkpoint for drug supply offences. Both the accused have been taken to the local police station for further investigation and remain in custody. A case under relevant sections stands registered in the matter.
Officers in presence of SDPO Sumbal at the checkpoint have seized 900 grams of brown sugar from these two accused individuals identified as Nazir Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Jamal Dar and Mohammad Afzal Dar son of Habib-ul-lah Dar, both residents of Shahgund Hajin.
Police has resolved to deal robustly with those seeking to peddle drugs in our society. Our consistent action against such anti-social elements should encourage the locals to come forward with any information pertaining to drug peddling in their neighbourhood. We reassure the community members that our efforts to end the menace of drug addiction shall continue.