Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam & Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
In Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Amnoo intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Shafiq Ahmad Rather and Aarif Ahmad Rather both residents of Ashmuji Kulgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 200gms of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where they remain in custody.
Similarly, officers in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler identified as Manzoor Ahmad Rather resident of Chandhara Pampore from village Kawanni Reshipora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Awantipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 5.5kgs of cannabis powder from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 233/2020 & 204/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Kulgam & PS Awantipora respectively and further 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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