Police in Srinagar arrests two drug peddlers, contraband substance recovered

Srinagar: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
Officers while patrolling at Malkha Chowk Nowhatta signalled a person riding a bike bearing registration No JK01U-8310 to stop. He tried to escape from the spot but was tactfully nabbed by the patrolling party. He has been identified as Mohd Sharief Dar resident of Miskeen Bagh Riyaza Taing Khanyar Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 225gms of Charas concealed in polythene from his possession.
Similarly, officers at a checkpoint established at Khwaja Bazar Chowk intercepted one passenger auto bearing registration No JK01G-4383 driven by Fayaz Ahmad Lone resident of Bota Kadal Lalbazar Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 185 banned tablets/capsules from his possession.
Both the drug peddlers have been arrested and shifted to PS Nowhatta where they remain in custody. The vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized.
Accordingly, case vide FIR numbers 52/2020 and 53/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Nowhatta and 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.
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.

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