STATE TIMES NEWSKATRA/SURANKOTE: Police on Monday nabbed five drug peddlers and recovered Charas and poppy straw from their possession.As per details, a team of Police Station Katra-Reasi laid a surprise Naka at Auto Stand Katra and nabbed a notorious drug peddler, identified as Prithvi Chand, son of Chuni Lal, resident of Ladda, tehsil Mongri-Udhampur. On search, police recovered 19 gm Charas like substance from his possession. He was arrested and FIR No. 97/2021 under Sections 8/20 of NDPS Act was registered against him in Police Station Katra. In another action, a team from police station Katra, intercepted a truck (JK03F 4858) coming towards Katra from Kashmir valley. During frisking, 750 gm of Poppy straw was recovered from driver namely Hamid Khan, son of Babu Khan, resident of Mehari, Katra. He was arrested and FIR No 101/2021 under sections 8/15/21/25 of NDPS Act was registered at Police Station Katra.In another instance of drug peddling, Karamat Ali, son of Saif Ali, resident of Paroh Katra was apprehended at Police check Post Searly during surprise checking. 138 gms of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. FIR No 102/2021 under sections 8/20 of NDPS Act was registered at Police Station Katra. Meanwhile, security forces on Monday arrested two narcotic peddlers on Mughal road in Surankote area and recovered poppy husk (Bhukki) from their possesion.Senior Superintendent of Police, Dr Vinod Kumar said joint team of police and army was on routine Naka checking on Mughal Road when a truck (PB13BF 0385) was signaled to stop. When truck was put to thorough frisking, a consignment of three kilograms of poppy husk was found, hidden in vehicle. The accused were identified as truck driver Dilbagh Singh, son of Hazara Singh, resident of Bhomia Mandala, (Amritsar) and Balwinder Singh, son of Sham Singh, resident of Tungballa Majithard, Amritsar, Punjab.The recovered contraband along with truck was seized on spot and FIR No. 224/2021 under relevant sections of NDPS Act was registered against accused at police station Surankote.Pertinent to mention here that a notorious narcotics peddler was also arrested in Mendhar on Sunday and 950 gram Charas like substance was recovered from his possession.
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