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Police arrests 6 drug peddlers in south Kashmir

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Srinagar: Police have arrested six notorious drug peddlers in a series of actions across Kashmir and recovered huge quantities of contraband substances, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
In a handout issued here, the spokesman said that a police party of Police Station Heerpora Shopian intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration number PB02EH-4676 with four persons on board at a checkpoint established on Mughal Road at Dubjan.
The police have identified them as Sharangeet Singh son of Bulvinder Sing resident of Khapad Kheeri Amritsar Punjab, Mohammadd Rafiq Ganie son of Abdul Aziz Ganie resident of Hermain Shopian, Raj Kumar son of Sham Lal resident of Pind Baghykay Athhard District Fazalka Punjab and Gurjanat Singh son of Gisvinder Singh resident of Geevanda Khurad District Tarantarn Punjab.
“During the search, officers were able to recover 325Kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession,” the handout reads.
The spokesman said that the Police in Pulwama received specific information that two persons namely Fayaz Ahmad Bhat son of Gulam Rasool Bhat resident of Parigam and Abdul Rashid Bhat son of Mohammad Shaban Bhat resident of Konjipora were indulging in drug peddling and also hoarded large quantities of contraband substances in their residential houses.
“Subsequently, Police swung into action and raided the said locations along with respective Executive Magistrates,” he said.
“During the search of these houses, 88 Kgs of Poppy Straw were recovered from the said residential houses,” the spokesman said.
“However the accused persons escaped from the spot and efforts are on to effect their arrest,” he said.
In another action, Police at a checkpoint established at Tahab Chowk Pulwama intercepted two suspected persons carrying a bag.
“They tried to flee from the spot after noticing a police party but were apprehended tactfully,” the police handout reads.
They have been identified as Naseer Ahmad Dar son of Gulam Hassan Dar and Hilal Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Khaliq Wani, both residents of Ghat Tiken Pulwama.
“During checking, 12 Kgs of Poppy straw was recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody,” the handout reads.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law were registered at respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated.


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