Srinagar, Jan 5 :Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday said to have arrested five drug peddlers alongwith contraband substance in Baramulla district.
“Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 5 drug peddlers including a lady drug peddler in Baramulla and recovered contraband substances from their possession”, reads a statement issued to GNS.
“A police party of Police Station Baramulla headed by SHO PS Baramulla at a checkpoint established at Kralhar Baramulla intercepted a vehicle (Tata Venture) bearing registration number JK05D-3072 with five persons including a lady on board. During the search, 45 grams of Brown Sugar & 345 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from their possession”, reads the statement.
The accused have been identified as Sharik Ahmad Sheikh son of Ab Rashid, Sharif Ahmad Sheikh son of Bashir Ahmad, Irfan Ahmad Sheikh son of Mushtaq Ahmad, and a lady, all residents of Dewan Bagh Baramulla & Bakir Ahmad Rather son of Ab Qayoom Rather resident of Chandsooma Kanispora. “All have been arrested and shifted to the police station where they remain in custody.”
“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at police Station Baramulla and investigations have been initiated”, reads the statement.
“We urge the common masses that if you witness drug peddling or any other crime anywhere near you, feel free to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112. People are requested to cooperate with police in curbing the menace of drugs from the society. We reassure the community members that police will act tough against the criminals as per law”, reads the statement further. (GNS)