JAMMU, Dec 30: To save the future of youth from becoming drug addicts, Bahu Fort and Satwari police under ‘Operation Sanjeevani’ launched by SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta arrested four narcotics smugglers and recovered 161 grams of heroin worth Rs 16 lakh from their possession.
According to SP South Sandeep Choudhary, a team from Bahu Fort Police Station apprehended two drug peddlers along with 140 grams of heroin valuing Rs 14 lakh.
The arrested persons have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Nadaf, son of Abdul Ahad Nadaf of Tankipura Shaheed Ganj Srinagar, Javed Ahmad Chechi, son of Hakam Din Chechi of Pahalgam district Kupwara and Pardeep Kumar, son of Bishan Dass of Prem Nagar Pathankot.
A case under FIR Number 305/17 under Section 8/21 NDPS Act has been registered against them at Police Station Bahu Fort and investigation started.
SP further informed that a team from Police Station Satwari arrested a drug smuggler identified as Lakhwinder Singh alias Lucky, son of Thail Singh of Upper Gadigarh and recovered 21 grams heroin valuing Rs 20 lakh from his possession.
A case under FIR Number 250/17 under Section 8/21/22 NDPS Act has been registered at Police Station Satwari and investigation started.
Both the operations were made possible by efforts of teams led by SDPO East Arun Jamwal and SDPO South Mohammad Rafiq Manhas. They were assisted by SHO Bahu Fort Inspector Parvez Sajad, SHO Satwari Inspector Manjeet Singh and Incharge Police Post Gadigarh Gurpal Singh.
SP added that the concerned individuals used to allegedly procure drugs and supply the same in Jammu. Proper technical analysis played a great role in apprehending them, he asserted.
Further investigation is being conducted to pinpoint their contact persons in Jammu through whom he used to get the drugs peddled to youth in Jammu.
“To curb the menace of drugs from the society, the most important role has to be played by parents and schools. Drug dealers exploit the youth by offering free drugs for trial and charge hefty amounts once the trial turns into addiction. Once these youth become addicts they move towards crime and this turns into ugly spiral thefts, snatchings, etc”, SP stated.