Drug peddlers arrested in Handwara, Srinagar

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday arrested a drug peddler with contraband in Langate constitency of Handwara in northern Kashmir’s  Kupwara district.

A police statement said that a suspected person was asked to stop by a naka police party near Khroo bridge in Langate area, however, he ignored the police warnings and tried to flee.

Police, however, managed to arrest the accused Nasir Ahmad, a local resident. “Five strips of banned medicines were recovered from his possession.”

The spokesman said the accused during the investigation admitted that these drugs were meant for sale among the youth of the area at exorbitant rates.

Meanwhile, Srinagar Police also on Sunday arrested a taxi driver with poppy straw.

A police spokesperson said that Tourist Police Station Srinagar received a written complaint from tourists of Jaipur regarding malpractice done with them by a taxi driver of Batote, Jammu.

“On receiving the complaint, tourist police swung into action and started the investigation. During the investigation, the taxi driver, found in suspicious circumstances, was checked. On checking the vehicle, 01 kilogram of poppy straw concealed in three polythene bags was recovered,” the spokesman said.

Accordingly, Police Station Kothibagh was informed for registration of FIR and subsequently case FIR number 68/2018 under section 8/15 NDPS Act was registered and the investigation has been taken up.