Kashmir Indepth

Srinagar police arrests 2 drug peddlers, contraband substance recovered

Srinagar Dec 12 (KINS): Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession, a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson in a statement to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) says that officers from Police Station Shaheedgunj intercepted two persons during daily routine checking of vehicles at Jehlum Market Batmaloo.
“They have been identified as Waseem Bashir Sheikh son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh resident of Palapora Noorbagh, Srinagar and Fayaz Ahmad Sofi son of Bashir Ahmad Sofi resident of Hamdania Colony Bemina, Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 13 grams of Heroin like substance from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Shaheedgunj where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 156/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Shaheedgunj and further investigation 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,” the statement reads.
“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,” it says. (KINS)

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