Srinagar, Jan 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 11 drug peddlers in Baramulla, Sopore and Budgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party of police post Wussan headed by Incharge PP Wussan at a checkpoint established at Sultanpora, intercepted a person identified as Sajad Rasool Dar resident of Palhallan Pattan. During the search, 53 grams of charas-like substance was recovered from his possession.
Similarly, a police party of police station Uri at a checkpoint established at Laghama-Paranpeelan road near forest hut, intercepted 4 persons identified as Nowkhaiz Khan Awan, Yasir Ahmad Khan, both residents of Paranpeelan, Abdul Waheed Ganie resident of Tilawari and Sibti Hassan Halwai resident of Kila Kiratpur Bijnor UP at present Uri. During the search, 70 grams of charas-like substance was recovered from their possession.
In Sopore, a police party of police station of Dangiwacha at a checkpoint established at Hadipora Chowk intercepted 3 persons identified as Farooq Ahmad Malla @Hilal resident of Hadipora Rafiabad, Firdous Ahmad Dar and Riyaz Ahmad Ganie, both the residents of Reban. During search, 100 grams of Charas like substance, cash amounting to Rs 4400 believed to be proceeds of narcotic crime and three mobile phones were recovered from their possession.
Similarly, a police party of Police Component Rafiabad at a checkpoint established at Laiser Crossing intercepted a person identified as Mehraj ud Din Mir resident of Omar Colony Chijhama Rafiabad. During search, 50 grams of charas-like substance, cash amounting to ₹13500 (believed to be proceeds of narcotic crime) and a mobile phone was recovered from his possession.
In Budgam, during routine naka checking near Srinagar International Airport, police party of police post Humhama intercepted a vehicle (Maruti Alto) bearing registration No JK04H -8579 driven by Javid Ahmed Dar resident of Gagoo Humhama. During the search of the vehicle, charas-like substance weighing about 70 grams and 58 strips of Alprazolam was recovered from his possession. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Similarly, during naka checking at Khansahib near Ahle Hadees Masjid, a police party of police station Khansahib intercepted a suspicious person carrying two nylon bags who on seeing police party tried to flee from the spot however was tactfully apprehended. He has been identified as Khurshid Ahmed Mir resident of Khansahib. During the search, semi-grinded charas-like substance weighing about 2kg and 380 grams was recovered from his possession.
All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigation has been taken up.
“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact the nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law,” police said.