3 drug peddlers in Ang & Handwara: Police

Srinagar: Police in Anantnag and Handwara have arrested three notorious drug peddlers and recovered huge quanitity of contraband substance from their possession.
A police statement issued on Saturday said that in Anantnag, a police party led by DO Sangan at a checkpoint established in their jurisdiction intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK18A-5981 driven by Showkat Ahmad Ganie son of Ab Aziz Ganie resident of Sirhama Bijbehara and recovered 2.5 kilograms of charas powder from the vehicle following which the accused was arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. The police in it’s statement also said that a case FIR number 57/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered and investigation into the matter has been taken up.
Stating that in ye another similar incident in Handwara, officers at a checkpoint established in the jurisdiction of Police Station Vilgam intercepted two individuals riding a Scooty bearing registration number HR05BA-3742. They have been identified as Tariq Ahmad War @tiger mama son of Mohd Akbar War resident of Hardona and Gh Nabi Dar son of Mohd Munawar Dar resident of Pazipora, police in the above referred statement said officers recovered 50 grams of Charas and cash Rs.1900/- from their possession after which they were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Police in it’s statement further said that the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized and a case FIR number 21/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Vilgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated.
In the concluding para of it’s statement police appealed people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood but warned that people found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law, stating therein that actions against drug peddlers are taken to keep society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in police-public meetings.

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