Drug peddler booked under PSA

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/14/2020 4:50:27 PM

SRINAGAR, Feb 13: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Kupwara booked a "notorious" drug peddler under Public Safety Act (PSA), police said.
In a statement, a police spokesman said that officers had earlier seized huge quantity of contraband substance from his possession. During the course of investigation, with the aid of scientific procedures, it was learnt that the seized substance proved to be Cannabis.
A case FIR No 178/2019 under relevant sections of law was already registered in Police Station Kupwara. Accordingly, the case was duly processed and the arrested drug peddler was detained under Public Safety Act after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities. The drug peddler has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Maqbool Mir resident of Khumriyal.
Also, Kupwara police during the course of investigation of case FIR No. 43/2019 in which one drug peddler identified as Zaffar Ali resident of Parada Karnah was arrested along with 05 packets of Brown sugar weighing about 4.272 kgs. When the officer spoke to him, they learnt about the involvement of another person identified as Nisar Ahmad Badhana, resident of Amrohi, who was absconding in order to avoid his arrest. The said absconding person has been arrested by Kupwara police at Tangdhar after about six months, the spokesman said.
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, he added.



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