Police arrest drug peddler in Sgr, seize contraband substance

SRINAGAR: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar district arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint and seized contraband substance from his possession. One person identified as Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh son of Assadullah Sheikh resident of Barthana arrested for the drug supply offences has been taken to police station Parimpora where he remains in custody. Officers at the checkpoint have seized Charas from his possession.

A case FIR No.223/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and initiated investigations in the matter. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, police said, adding that persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.