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Srinagar Police arrests 04 drug peddlers; contraband substances recovered

February 17: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Srinagar and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

Officers from Police Station Shergarhi on a checkpoint established at Dogerpatti Haft-Chinar intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration No. JK02W-0560 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Adil Rashid Bhat resident of Usman Abad Bemina and Naveed Anjum Khan resident of Watal Kadal Safakadal. During checking, officers were able to recover 24 Small green colour cut polythene contain 12 grams of Heroin from their possession. Officers have also seized cash amount of ₹6270 from them. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.  Accordingly, a case FIR No. 08/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Shergarhi and investigation has been initiated.

In another action, officers from Police Station Nowhatta during patrolling/checking intercepted a vehicle (Ford Flesta) bearing registration No. JK01R-3247 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Saqib Latief Daga resident of Mahraj Gunj Urdu Bazar Srinagar and Abar Altaf  Misgar resident of  Tanki Mohalla Jamia Masjid Nowhatta.  During checking, officers were able to recover 24 grams of white colour powder Heroin from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 06/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Nowhatta and investigation has been initiated.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

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