Awantipora : Police on Saturday said that it has arrested three drug peddlers in Awantipora and also recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In a statement issued here on Saturday Police said that a police party of Police Post Reshipora led by In-charge PP Reshipora under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora Mumtaz Ali Bhatti intercepted two suspicious persons at Railway Station crossing Panzgam and during checking, 1500 grams of charas like substance were recovered from their possession, Stating therein further that the said accused have been identified as Abdul Rashid Bhat son of Sonullah Bhat & Shamim Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Ahmad Ganie, both residents of Pattan Baramulla.
Stating the above named accused have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody, Police in it’s above referred statement further said that during preliminary questioning, the above named accused revealed about the involvement of one more drug peddler namely Bilal Ahmad Dar son of Asan Dar resident of Lidermud in the ugly business of selling, purchasing and consumption of Narcotics.
Police further said that on the disclosures of the detained drung peddlers a police party along with Executive Magistrate Litter raided the house of Bilal Ahmad Dar and during searches one KG of Cannabis powder (Charas) and other incriminating materials used in drug peddling, were recovered from the house and the drug peddler Bilal Ahmad Dar was also arrested from the spot.’
Stating that police registered a case vide FIR No. 186/2022 under relevant sections of laws at Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been initiated, Police in the concluding para of the above referred statement said the consistent actions against drug peddlers are taken as part of the efforts made to keep society free from the scourge of drug menace,