Srinagar, Nov 06: Jammu & Kashmir Police on Monday said to have arrested five drug peddlers in Baramulla & Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession besides freezed bank account of a notorious drug smuggler in Bandipora.
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 04 persons onboard, a police spokesman said.
During their search, 265 grams of Heroin like contraband substance was recovered from their possession. They were identified as Ashiq Illahi Parray son of Ab Razaq resident of Lawaypora HMT Srinagar, Mohammad Asif Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad, Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Gulzar Ahmad both residents of Noorbagh Maloora Srinagar & Altaf Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Malpora Warpora Sopore, he said, adding that they have been arrested and shifted to PS where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
“In Kulgam, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Kulgam during patrolling at Chawalgam crossing, intercepted a suspicious person carrying a bag. During search, officers were able to recover 4.5Kgs of Poppy Straw like contraband substance concealed in the bag from his possession. He has been identified as Jora Singh son of Darshan Singh resident of Dohalan Ludhiana, Punjab. He has been arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody,” police said.
Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations & investigations have been initiated.
Moreover, police in Bandipora freezed a bank account having savings of Rs 1,70,807 belonging to a narcotics smuggler namely Aamir Rashid Sheikh son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh resident of Shilvat Sumbal.
The bank account has been freezed under section 68F (2) of NDPS Act by the competent authority & administrator, SAFEM (New Delhi). The accused drug smuggler was involved in Case FIR No.147/2023 NDPS Act of Police Station Sumbal. All these savings were illegally acquired by the accused through the sale of narcotic contraband substances, police said.
“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact 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.