July 19: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Budgam & Bandipora and recovered Psychotropic substances from their possession.
In Budgam, officers from Police Post Narbal at a checkpoint near Jamia Masjid Narbal intercepted one person who was moving in a suspicious manner identified as Khazer Mohd Sheikh son of Sanahual Sheikh resident of Bazar Mohallah Narbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 172 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
Similarly in Bandipora, a police party of Police Post Aloosa under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora at a checkpoint established at Quilmuqam Aloosa intercepted one person identified as Fida Hussain Mir son of Mohammad Shaban Mir resident of Ward No 06, Bandipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 300 Proxywel Spos tablets. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Preliminary investigation reveals that the recovered drugs were meant to be supplied to the youth of the area to make them drug addicts.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in 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.