Baramulla: Police in Baramulla claimed that an incorrigible and notorious drug peddler Abdul Majeed Mir alias Majnoon, a resident of Bagh-E-Islam, Baramulla was detained under J&K Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988, (J&K PIT NDPSA). The detention order was issued by divisional commissioner Kashmir on the basis of dossier submitted by Baramulla Police. Under J&K PIT NDPSA Divisional Commissioner is empowered to order detention of any such person who is involved in supplying drugs to people or dealing in such trade.
Police said the accused is a habitual offender and had earlier also been detained under similar act but he continued to indulge in illicit activities. The people of Baramulla approached the police asking for his re-detention in view of his unabated antisocial activities. Earlier on many drug peddlers from Baramulla and Pattan area have been detained by police dossiers and lodged in various jails of state for long durations. Police will continue to hunt for all such elements who are in any way involved in drug trafficking. Besides Baramulla Police is also running a drug de-addiction centre in old hospital Baramulla for such persons who are suffering from drug and substance abuse and imparting treatment to such addicts.