2 drug peddlers arrested, contraband substance recovered



SRINAGAR: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from society, Police in Awantipora arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
Officers from Police Station Awantipora at a checkpoint established at Kaigam Crossing intercepted a Maruti-800 car bearing registration number JK05D-5197 with two persons onboard, who were identified as Irfan Rafiq Sheikh, son of Mohammad Rafiq Sheikh, resident of Kakarhama Old Town Baramulla and Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, resident of Mir Sahab Mohalla, Old Town Baramulla. During checking, officers were able to recover 1.4 Kg Charas from their possession. They were arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remained under custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime was also seized.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 38/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.