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Police arrests 11 drug peddlers in Anantnag & Kulgam; Contraband substances recovered

July 17: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested eleven drug peddlers in Anantnag & Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

In Anantnag, officers from Police Station Anantnag at a checkpoint established at Larkipora intercepted two persons identified as Bashir Ahmed Mir son of Abdul Khaliq Mir resident of Sadoora and Zahoor Ahmed Shah son of Abdul Majeed Shah resident of Keeri Dooru. During checking officers were able to recover 400 grams of Charas and 5 grams of Heroin from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

In another action at Sakras crossing Anantnag, officers from Police Station Srigufwara arrested two drug peddlers identified as Mohd Ashraf Sofi son of Mohd Ismail Sofi and Javid Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Gaffar Sofi both residents of Guree Bijbehara. During search, officers were able to recover 900 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.

In Kulgam, Police party from Police Station Qaimoh at a checkpoint established near Petrol pump Qaimoh intercepted a vehicle (Scorpio) bearing registration number JK05-9454 with five persons on board. They have been identified as Nafees Hussain son of Barkat Hussain resident of Gingle Uri, Mohammad Yawar son of Abdul Rashid resident of Firdous colony Batamaloo, Zahid Rafeeq son of Mohammad Rafeeq Sheikh resident of Nundreshi colony Bemina and Imtiyaz Ahmad Machlo son of Ali Mohammad Machlo and Sayeed Kifayat Hussain son of Sayeed Manzoor Ahmad both residents of  Hamdania Colony Bemina.  During checking, officers were able to recover 10kgs of Poppy Straw and 05 grams of 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.

In another action at Shamsipora crossing, officers from Police Station Qaimoh at a checkpoint established at Shamsipora crossing intercepted a vehicle (santro) bearing registration number JK03B-6966 driven by one person identified as Mohd Abass Bhat son of Jalal-u-din Bhat resident of Parigam. During checking, officers were able to recover 340 gram of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

 Meanwhile in another action, officers from Police Post Navyog tunnel at a checkpoint established at North portal of Navyog Tunnel intercepted a vehicle (Taveera) bearing registration No. JK03C-8182. During checking of the said vehicle, officers were able to recover 10kgs of Poppy straw from the possession of one person boarding in the vehicle identified as Sukhvinder Singh son of Veer Singh resident of Jalander Punjab.  He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective Police Stations and further investigations have 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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