Srinagar: Police on Monday said that it has arrested five drug peddlers in Baramulla and Kulgam and also recovered contraband substances from their possession besides freezing bank account of a drug smuggler in Bandipora.
In a statement issued from Zonal Police Headquarters Srinagar Police said that in Baramulla, a police party of Police Post Palhallan headed by Incharge Police Post Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan at a checkpoint established at Palhallan Pattan, intercepted a vehicle (Swift) bearing registration number JK01M-7247 with four persons identified as AshiqIllah Parray S/o Ab Razaq R/o Lawaypora HMT Srinagar, Mohammad Asif Bhat S/o Ghulam Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Bhat S/o Gulzar Ahmad both residents of Noorbagh Maloora Srinagar and Altaf Ahmad Mir S/o Ghulam Mohammad R/o Malpora WarporaSopore and during their search recovered 265 grams of Heroin like contraband substance from their possession. Police in it’s statement further said that all the said accused have been arrested and shifted to PS where they remain in custody and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Stating that in a similar action in Kulgam also, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Kulgam during patrolling at Chawalgam crossing, intercepted a suspicious person identified as Jora Singh S/o Darshan Singh R/o Dohalan Ludhiana, Punjab carrying a bag and during search recovered 4.5 Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance concealed in the bag from his possession, Police in it’s statement further said that the said accused has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody, adding therein that cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations besides which investigations has also been initiated.
Police in it’s statement furthermore said that police in Bandipora freezed a bank account having savings of Rs 1,70,807 belonging to a narcotics smuggler identified as Aamir Rashid Sheikh S/o Abdul Rashid Sheikh R/o ShilvatSumbal, adding therein that the bank account has been freezed under section 68F (2) of NDPS Act by the competent authority and administrator, SAFEM (New Delhi). Police in it’s statement also said that the accused drug smuggler was involved in Case FIR No.147/2023 NDPS Act of Police Station Sumbal and all these savings were illegally acquired by the accused through the sale of narcotic contraband substances.
In the concluding para of it’s above quoted statement police appealed people to cooperate with it in curbing the menace of drugs from the society and reiterated it’s commitment to act tough against the criminals as per law.