Srinagar : Police on Saturday said that it has arrested a drug peddler in Awantipora and also recovered contraband substance from his possession.
In a statement issued on Saturday police said that a Police party led by SHO Police Station Awantipora under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora Mumtaz Ali Bhatti at a checkpoint established at Padgampora intercepted a person in a suspicious manner and during searches 9Kgs of grinded Cannabis was recovered from his possession.
Stating that the said accused was identified as Mohammad Ashraf S/O Abdul Kabeer Wani R/O Padgampora Awantipora, Police in it’s statement further said that the said drug peddler has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody, Stating therein further that a case vide FIR No. 206/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.
In the concluding para of the above referred statement Police appealed people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood and warned that people found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police in it’s above quoted statement also said that consistent actions against drug peddlers are taken to show that efforts are on to keep society free from the scourge of drug menace.