Srinagar June 07:Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have booked two (02) notorious drug peddlers under PIT NDPS Act in Kulgam besides, arrested 03 drug peddlers/smugglers in Baramulla & Awantipora.
The notorious drug peddlers namely Khursheed Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ismail Bhat resident of Sopat Devsar, Kulgam & Abdul Rashid Dar son of Late Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Nillow, Kulgam have been booked under PIT-NDPS Act after obtaining formal detention orders from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir vide order No’s; DIVCOM-“K”/69/2023 Dated 31-05-2023 & DIVCOM-“K”/70/2023 Dated 31-05-2023. The booked drug peddlers have been detained and subsequently lodged in Central Jail Kot-Balwal Jammu.
It is pertinent to mention that many cases are registered against these drug peddlers for their involvement in promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs especially to local youth of District Kulgam. Despite their involvement in many case FIR’s, they did not mend their activities and were consistently involved in promoting drug abuse trade.
In Baramulla, a police party under the supervision of SDPO Pattan, assisted by SHO PS Pattan at a checkpoint established at Hanjiwera Pattan intercepted a vehicle (Tavera) bearing registration number JK05C-0784 driven by Aijaz Ahmad Gojri @Aijaz Mughal son of Noor Din Gojri resident of Pattan. During search, 120 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Meanwhile, a police party under the supervision of SDPO Pattan, assisted by Incharge Police Post Mirgund at a checkpoint established at Mirgund Crossing arrested a drug smuggler identified as Tawseef Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Subhan Ganie resident of Rambirgarh Srinagar. During search, 92 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to PS where he remains in custody.
In Awantipora, a police party of Police Post Reshipora headed by Incharge Police Post Reshipora under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora arrested a drug peddler at Panzgam Hospital Crossing. During search, 2.1Kgs of contraband Poppy Straw like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Shahbaz Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar resident of Panzgam Awantipora. He has been shifted to PS where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigation has been initiated.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt 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.