Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.
A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established at Badar Kund in Ganderbal. “Police intercepted a suspicious person at the checking and during checking recovered 600 gms of Charas from him,” he said.
He the drug peddler, who was identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar, was immediately taken into custody. “A case vide FIR number 94/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Ganderbal and investigation has been initiated,” he said.
He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, adding 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,” he added.