Srinagar, July 13: Police today arrested a police man and recovered 750 grams of heroin from his possession at checkpoint in Handwara area of Kupwara district.
Police said that one person identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Peer son of Abdul Ahad resident of Kalmuna Handwara was arrested and was shifted to Police Station Handwara where he remains in custody.
“Officers at the checkpoint established at Chogul seized heroine concealed in a polythene bag weighing 750 gms from his possession. One Santro car bearing registration number JK01V-1178 has also been seized in the matter,” police said.
Case FIR No 188/2019 under relevant Sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation has been taken up. “It is learnt that the arrested person works in Armed Police,” police said.
It said that the 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.