Srinagar :Police on Saturday said that it has booked 05 drug peddlers & a notorious thief under Public Safety Act (PSA) after obtaining necessary sanction from the authorities in Kupwara & Budgam.
In a statement issued on Saturday police said that in Kupwara, three-drug peddlers identified as Bashir Pandith son of Mohammad Asadullah resident of Hirri QadirAbad, Abdul Rashid Malik son of Gh Nabi Malik resident of Malik Mohalla Kupwara and Zaheer Ahmad Chak @Shani son of Late Gh Nabi Chak resident of Khawarpora Karnah involved in various cases of narcotic crimes were detained under PSA and a notorious thief identified as Haris Ahmad Sheikh @AndhaKanoon son of Ab Rashid Sheikh of Tikker Kupwara has also been detained under PSA for his involvement in more than 06 cases of theft in the areas of Kupwara and Handwara. Police in it’s statement also said that because of his notoriety and massive involvement in theft cases Haris Ahmad Sheikh @AndhaKanoon son of Ab Rashid Sheikh of Tikker Kupwara had gained the disreputable name as Andha Kanoon over a period of time.
Stating further that in Budgam, two notorious drug peddlers identified as Hilal Ahmed Mir @HilalGalwan son of Ghulam Mohammad Mir resident of GalwanMohallaMazhama and Zubair Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad Mir resident of MazhamaMagam have been detained under PSA for their involvement in many NDPS cases, police in the above referred statement further said that the duo was involved in several FIRs and was promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth of district Budgam.
Police in its statement further said that cases were duly processed and after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities, all the arrested accused persons were detained under Public Safety Act.
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 with as per law, stating therein further that consistent actions against drug peddlers are taken to keep society free from the scourge of drug menace.