8 drug peddlers arrested with contraband

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STATE TIMES NEWS

Jammu/SRINAGAR: In action against drug peddling, Police has taken stringent actions and arrested eight drug peddlers from different locations of UT.
5 accused were arrested from different locations at Ban Toll, Nagrota, Company Bagh area of Nowabad and Deoli areas in Jammu province.
In this regard cases vide FIR No. 122/2021 under sections 8/15 of NDPS Act at Police Station Nagrota, FIR No. 62/2021 under sections 8/21/22 of NDPS Act at Police Station Nowabad and FIR No. 64/2021 under sections 8/21/22/29 of NDPS Act, were registered.
The accused, identified as Narinder Singh, son of Harbhajan Singh; Inder Singh, son of Gian Singh, resident of Tehsil Marh District Jammu; Narinder Gupta alias Kala, son of Ram Lal Gupta resident of Wazarat road Jammu; Sunny Kumar, son of Baldev Raj, resident of Kothey Bulanday; Rakesh Kumar alias Ladi, son of Girdhari Lal resident of Bishnah Jammu, were arrested and in total, 10 Kg poppy straw, 70 and 10 gm of heroin (Chitta) were recovered from them respectively. The arrests and recovery of illegal consignments were made by SHO Police Station Nagrota Insp Mohd Showkat, SHO Police Station Nowabad Insp Deepak Jasrotia and SHO Police Station Bishnah Insp Anil Chowdhary respectively.
At Akhnoor, during intervening night of March 28-29, 2021, a party of Police Station Akhnoor headed by PSI Baljeet Singh recovered 130 Kg poppy straw from a Maruti 800 (JK02 AE-5732) at Mund Tehsil Maira Mandrian while the unknown culprits fled from spot taking advantage of darkness. On this, case vide FIR No. 86/2021 under sections 8/15/21 of NDPS Act was registered at Police Station Akhnoor. Afterwards, a special team headed by SHO Akhnoor Insp Ravi Parihar was constituted under supervision of SDPO Akhnoor Varun Jandial. After hectic efforts, the accused person was arrested, who was identified as Babu Ram, son of Mangu Ram, resident of W. no. 2 Deta Pabar Tehsil and District Reasi. He confessed his involvement in crime and disclosed that he along with one more person were in possession of the aforesaid contraband, which was meant for selling purpose. The search of other accused person is on. The whole operation was carried out under the supervision of SP Rural Sanjay Sharma.
In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Brail Watrihail, intercepted a person identified as Lateef Ahmed Baba, resident of Gund Alinaik, Waterihail. During checking, officers recovered 135 grams of Charas from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to Police Station Khansahib where he remained under custody.
Accordingly, a case FIR No. 40/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Khansahib and investigation in the matter has been initiated.
Similarly in Anantnag, acting on specific information, a Police party from Police Station Anantnag apprehended a person identified as Jan Mohammad Thoker, resident of Rooh Anantnag and recovered 466 banned capsules from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to Police Station, where he remained under custody.
When officers questioned him, they learnt about the involvement of another individual identified as Vakeel Ahmad Parray, resident of Nouvath Dantar Anantnag who managed to escape. A case vide FIR No.61/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Anantnag regarding the incident and further investigation is going on.