SRINAGAR, Mar 15: Police today arrested nine drug peddlers including a sarpanch in Kashmir and recovered contraband substances and psychotropic substances from their possession.
In Baramulla, a police party under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla Peerzada Aijaz Ahmad assisted by In-charge PP Delina PSI Showkat Ahmad, at a checkpoint established near Hyundai Showroom Rawathpora Delina intercepted a vehicle (Scorpio) bearing registration No. DL4CNB-9313 with four people on board.
They have been identified as Majid Ahmad Sheikh son of Javaid Ahmad Sheikh resident of Muqaam Rajwara Handwara, Farooq Ahmad Malik (Sarpanch Singhpora) son of Ghulam Hassan Malik resident of Singhpora Pattan, Sajad Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh resident of Raipora Palhallan Pattan and Faisal Ahmad Wani son of Zahoor Ahmad Wani resident of Wani Mohalla Pattan.
During checking, 40 bottles of codeine phosphate were recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station.
A police party under the supervision of SDPO Uri Shokat Ali assisted by DySP Kubra Nazir arrested a drug peddler at Bimyar Boniyar. 35 grams of Charas was recovered from his possession. “Accused has been identified as Riyaz Ahmad Shah son of Lateef Ahmad Shah resident of Pehlipora.
In Budgam, a police party of Police Station Magam at a checkpoint established near Sehpora Bridge intercepted 02 suspicious persons. During the search, police said, 50 grams of Charas and 240 capsules of Spasmo-Proxyvon were recovered from their possession.
“They have been identified as Shafaat Ramzan Ganaie @ Danish son of Mohammad Ramzan Ganaie and Adil Ahmad Ganaie son of Ali Mohammad Ganaie residents of Hanjibugh Magam.
In Kulgam, a police party of Police station Qazigund headed by SHO PS Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Bonigam intercepted a suspicious person carrying a gunny bag. During the search, 04 Kgs of charas was recovered from the bag. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Reshi S/O Bashir Ahmad Reshi of Nawa Bonigam, Qazigund. He has been arrested.
Meanwhile, a police party from Police Station Kund led by PS SHO Kund at a checkpoint established at Razloo crossing intercepted a suspicious person identified as Rahil Ahmad Shah son of Mohammad Afzal Shah resident of Churat. During the search, 05 grams of brown sugar was recovered from his possession.
Sarpanch among 9 drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir