SRINAGAR: Police have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A Police party headed by SHO PS Devsar under the supervision of DySP PC Kulgam Shri Azhar Rashid-JKPS established a checkpoint near Chamgund crossing and intercepted a person riding a motorcycle bearing registration No. PB08CA-2340. He has been identified as Hilal Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar a resident of Malwan. During checking, officers were able to recover 20kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in 02 gunny bags from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Motorcycle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.48/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police station Devsar and investigation has been taken up.
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.