Srinagar: Police in Srinagar have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession.
Officers at a checkpoint established at Baba Dawood khaki bridge intercepted one person identified as Amir Ahmad Dar Resident of Dar Mohalla Tulakhan Bijbihara. During checking, officers were able to recover 20 bottles of codeine phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Khanyar where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, a case FIR No.75/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khanyar and investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused person is involved in selling of psychotropic drugs among the youth in Srinagar especially Khanyar area at exorbitant rates.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers 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.