Police arrests three drug peddlers
Srinagar: Police arrested three drug peddlers in Shopian and Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession, a police spokesman said Monday. He said that police have also frozen 08 bank accounts of 04 notorious drug smugglers in Bandipora.
The spokesman said that a police party at a checkpoint established at Aglar crossing intercepted a motorcycle bearing Regd. No JK13H-6023 ridden by one person who tried to flee but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 13 grams of Brown sugar concealed in a nylon bag was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Zulfikar Shafi Malik son of Mohammad Shafi Malik resident of Dalipora Pulwama. The recovery was seized in presence of Executive Magistrate on spot and seizure memo was prepared accordingly. The Motorcycle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
In Kulgam, a police party during Naka checking at Qazigund intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration number JK18A-7101.
During search, two nylon sacs containing 57 Kgs of Poppy Straw were recovered from the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle identified as Nazir Ahmad Moochi son of Sanaullah resident of Mohammad-Pora, Kulgam A/P Chawalgam Kulgam was arrested on spot and the vehicle used in commission of crime was also seized, the spokesman said.
Moreover, a police party during naka checking at Nassu Badragund intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 2 Kgs of poppy straw concealed in a nylon bag was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Umer Bashir Ganie son of Bashir Ahmad Ganie resident of Nassu Badragund. Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigation has been initiated.
Moreover, police in Bandipora have frozen 08 bank accounts and have seized a vehicle from 04 notorious drug smugglers. Two bank accounts having savings of Rs 3,97,603/- has been frozen and an Auto load carrier with market value of Rs 3,18,000/- belonging to a notorious drug smuggler Irshad Ahmad Khan son of Ab Samad Khan resident of Asham Hajin has also been seized under NDPS Act after obtaining approval from competent authorities. Besides, 06 more saving bank accounts to the tune of Rs 176,899/- belonging to three notorious drug smugglers namely Mohammad Ayub Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar resident of Ganastan Sumbal, Mushtaq Ahmad Rather son of Mohammad Kamal Rather resident of Ajas and Irshad Ahmad Wani son of Habib-Ullah Wani resident of Hajin freezed U/S 68F (2) of NDPS Act by the Competent Authority and Administrator, SAFEM (New Delhi). All these savings were illegally acquired through the sale of narcotic drugs.