Drug peddler arrested in Bandipora: Police

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler in Bandipora and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

A police spokesman said that acting on a specific information received by Police Post Aloosa that one person namely Abdul Sattar Seer Gojer son of Jumma Seer Gojer resident of Malangam has indulged in drug peddling and hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his cowshed near his residential house.

“On receipt of this information, a police party headed by I/C PP Aloosa under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora Shafat Mohamad and SHO PS Bandipora along with the Executive Magistrate Ist Class Aloosa raided the specific location. During search, a polythene bag containing 1.5kg of charas powder was recovered from the said location and upon the personal search of the accused person 30grams of charas was recovered. He has also been arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody.”

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 187/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation set into motion.

“During the preliminary investigation, it came to surface that the said accused person is a notorious drug dealer of the area and is making the youth of Aloosa area drug addicts by selling the said contraband substances,” police said.

Meanwhile, police urged people 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,” police said.

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