Police recovers codeine from school teacher

Hard to believe but it is true. Police has recovered codine phosphate, a psychotropic substances from a school teacher in north Kashmir’s Kupwara area.

The teacher used to sell the banned substance among young people in the area.

Police said that based on specific input, a special team of District Police Kupwara has recovered huge quantity of Codeine.

The arrested accused person has been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Wani S/o Ghulam Rasool Wani R/o Lalpora, a teacher by profession. In this connection case FIR No. 52/2017 u/s 8/21 NDPS Act of PS Sogam has been registered and investigation has started.

While briefing the media persons SSP Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain said that during the special drive against drug peddlers, the special team has so far recovered 11.6 Kgs of Charas, 2 Kgs of Heroine, 4.5 Kgs of Brown Sugar and huge quantity of codeine.

He said that more arrest and recoveries are expected in near future so as to bust the whole racket involved in sale of banned drugs and psychotropic substances which are involving the youth of the area.

He also said that so far 31 accused involved in drug peddling/narcotic smugglers including four cross LoC narcotic smugglers have been arrested and investigation of cases registered is in progress. SSP also said J&K Police is committed to eradicate the drug menace from the society which is one of the commandments of J&K Police for the year 2017.

SSP Kupwara also appealed the local population to assist the police in its special drive so as to make the Kupwara drug free.

Local people of the area have eulogized the role of Police for launching effective campaign against drug peddlers and sale of psychotropic substances which according to locals are adversely affecting and involving the local youth of the area who are future of region.

SSP Kupwara also said that addicted youth should avail the free facilities of de-addiction created by J&K Police at de-Addiction Centre PCR Srinagar. In this regard he appealed the parents of addicted youth to come forward without any social stigma so that their future can be saved

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