Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have nabbed two drug peddlers at Kulgam and Bandipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession, police said.
They said, Kulgam police established a checkpoint at Redwani Payeen and intercepted a person who was moving in suspicious manner and tried to flee. The police party tactfully chased him and arrested. On searches the police recovered 50 kgs of poppy straw and one kg of charas from his possession.
The accused has been arrested and identified as Ruman Kumar son of Balkishan and a resident of Sunder Nagar Hoshiarpur.
In a similar incident, police in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, apprehended one Ghulam Mustafa Fafoo, son of Ghulam Nabi Fafoo. resident of Ashtango Ghat. During checking, police were able to recover 28 Strips of banned drugs from his possession. He has been shifted to the police station where he remains in custody.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the said accused person was involved in supplying drugs among the youth of the area.
Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigation has been initiated.