Srinagar: Police have arrested a drug peddler in Handwara and recovered contraband substance from his possession.
A police party of Police Post Zachaldara at a checkpoint established at Sultanpora Bridge intercepted a person moving in a suspicious manner who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During search, around 140 grms of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Abdul Rashid Sheikh son of Gh Qadir Sheikh resident of Krumhoora. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 232/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara 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.