Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said that it has arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday police said that a police party from Police Station Behibagh at a checkpoint established at Khee intercepted a Load Carrier bearing registration number JK03B-5375 with two persons on board but one person jumped off from the said vehicle and managed to flee from the spot, stating therein further that the other person was arrested and identified as Amir Ahmad Teli son of Mohd Ismaeel Teli resident of Humshalibug Yaripora.
Stating that during checking, 09kgs of Poppy Straw were recovered from the above mentioned vehicle following which the above named accused was shifted to police station where he remains in custody, police in it’s statement further said “vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized”, adding that “Preliminary investigation reveals the identity of other person as Mohd Hussain Ganie son of Abdul Gani Ganie resident of Yaripora and efforts are on to effect his arrest”.
Police in the above quoted statement said “In another similar action, acting on specific information regarding drug peddling at Mishipora area of Qaimoh, a Police party from Police Station Qaimoh under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund raided the specific location and during searches recovered 800kgs of Poppy straw was recovered from the said location.
Stating that two persons identified as Ghulam Rasool Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar and Shahzad Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Rajab Dar both the residents of Mishipora were arrested on spot, police in it’s statement further said “vehicle (Load carrier) used to supply the contraband substance from one place to another was also seized following which the above named accused were shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody but another person managed to flee from the spot and efforts are on to effect his arrest”.
Police in the above quoted statement furthermore said “Preliminary investigation reveals that the said accused person identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Baghaw son of Wali Mohammad Baghaw resident of Redwani Payeen is a notorious drug peddler of the area”, adding that “cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in respective Police stations and investigations have been initiated”.