18 arrested for smuggling banned medicinal plants

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, June 2: Police arrested 18 persons who were involved in smuggling of banned medicinal plants in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district today.
A Police spokesman said that Bandipora police during separate naka checking in the jurisdiction of Police Stations Bandipora and Pethakot seized approximately 04 quintals of banned medicinal plants. These medicinal plants, locally known as Sheetkaar were transported from Gurez in eight different vehicles.
He said 18 accused persons were arrested and all the eight vehicles used in the commission of crime were also seized.
“In this regard, Bandipora police has registered 04 FIR’s, 02 each in Police Station Bandipora (FIR No.77/2018 under Section 379 RPC, 06 F.Act, FIR No.78/2018 under Section 379 RPC, 06 F.Act) and Police Station Pethakot (FIR No.06/2018 under Section 379 RPC, 06 F.Act, FIR No.07/2018 under Section 379 RPC, 06 F.Act),” he said.