Kulgam: Police in Kulgam have arrested three bootleggers and recovered 240 bottles of illicit liquor and other contraband substances from their possession.
A police statement issued on Tuesday said “ a police party from Police Post Mirbazar at a checkpoint established on NHW between Malpora and Palpora Qazigund intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK03C-1284 and JK21A-3124 with three persons on board identified as Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Sunbrari Magam Kokernag, Subzar Ahmad Dar resident of Batengo Shoul and Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat resident of Nai Basti Anantnag”.
Claiming that during checking, officers recovered 240 bottles of Illicit Liquor and 12 drums filled with white powder seem to be like contraband substance, police in it’s statement further said that the sample has been taken and will be sent to FSL to ascertain whether it is contraband substance or not, stating therein in that “ the accused have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Both the vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized”.
Saying that a case vide FIR No. 21/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been initiated, police in it’s statement appealed people to continue such drives in future as well and resolved to act tough against inimical elements.
Asking people to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood, the police in the concluding para of it’s statement warned that people found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law”.