Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, a police spokesman said Friday evening.
He said on a tip-off, a police party led by SHO Police Station (PS) Kangan under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Yasir Qadri established a checkpoint at Kachnambal, Chattergul Kangan.
During checking, a suspicious person tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert police party.
The police recovered 250gms of Charas from his possession. He was identified as Sharaf Din Chechi son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Chechi resident of Chattergul Bala.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 94/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Kangan and further 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.”