Srinagar: Police in Anantnag on Friday said that it has arrested two drug peddlers in Anantnag and recovered psychotropic substances from their possession.
A police statement issued on Friday said “ officers from Police Station Anantnag at a checkpoint established at Pethbugah Dialgham intercepted one person identified as Altaf Ahmad Ganie son of Gul Mohammad Ganie resident of Shichen Dialgam and during checking recovered 120 tablets of Alprsafe, 88 capsules of Proxwel and 45 tablets of Anxit from his possession”.
Stating that in yet another action police party from Police Station Anantnag during routine checking at KP road Anantnag intercepted one person identified as Manzoor Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohammad Khan resident of Gopalpora Mattan. During checking and recovered 18 bottles of Codeine Phosphate, 9 bottles of Welcyrex and a cash amount of ₹5500/ from his possession, police in the above referred statement further said that both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. “Meanwhile cases vide FIR numbers 93/2021 and 94/2021 respectively under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Anantnag and further investigation has been initiated” reads the police statement.
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 consistent actions against drug peddlers are taken to keep society free from the scourge of drug menace.