January 23: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Ganderbal and Kulgam have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
In Ganderbal, officers at a checkpoint established in Wakoora signalled two persons riding on a motorcycle bearing registration No. JK16-5197 to stop but they tried to flee from the spot. However they were chased and apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. They have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Teli resident of Hajin Bandipora and Shahijahan Ahmad Parra resident of Zazna. During checking, officers were able to recover 18 bottles of Codeine Phosphate like substance concealed in a bag from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Ganderbal where they remain in custody. The motorcycle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Accordingly, a case FIR No. 08/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation in the matter has been initiated.
In Kulgam, officers from Police Post Mirbazar at a checkpoint established at Nepora Chowk area of Qazigund, intercepted a vehicle (Santro Car) bearing registration No.JK03B-8315 with one person on board. He has been identified as Shahid Ahmad Thoker resident of Waghama Bijebhara. During checking, officers were able to recover 43 kilograms of poppy straw concealed in two gunny bags from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.
Accordingly, a case FIR number 13/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation into the matter 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 as reiterated in our community meetings.