Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
Srinagar: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Bandipora have arrested two drug peddlers in two separate instances and recovered huge quantities of contraband substances from their possession.
Acting on specific information, a Police party of Police Station Hajin led by SHO PS Hajin at a surprise checkpoint established at Chrengpora Hajin arrested a wanted drug peddler identified as Mohd Rafiq Malla son of Gh Ahmad Malla resident of Chrengpora Hajin. On checking, 6.6 kilograms of Charas was recovered from his possession. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused was the core drug peddler of the area who was operating since long and was evading his arrest.
In another action, officers from Police Station Bandipora & PP Aloosa at a checkpoint established at Manginipora Crossing intercepted two persons riding a motorcycle bearing registration number JK05B-2912. One among them identified as Abdul Lateef Rather son of Mohmad Munwar Rather resident of Gamroo Bandipora managed to escape from the spot. However, the pillion rider identified as Ishfaq Ahmad son of Ab Rashid Rather resident of Madar Bandipora was apprehended. On search, 2832 banned capsules were recovered. Efforts are on to effect the arrest of escaped drug peddler. Motorcycle used in the commission of crime has been seized.
During preliminary investigation, it surfaced that the accused were supplying drugs to youth of the area in order to make them drug addicts. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law were registered at respective Police Stations and further investigations have been taken up.