Absconding drug peddler arrested after 8 months


SRINAGAR: Police in Kulgam arrested an absconder who was evading his arrest from last eight months for his involvement in many cases of drug peddling. As per details, acting on reliable information regarding an absconder, a Police party headed by SHO Police Station Qazigund under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund raided a specified location and subsequently arrested the absconder from Qazigund area. Identified as Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh, son of Mohd Jamal Sheikh, resident of Drian Qazigund, he was wanted by law for his involvement in case registered vide FIR number 251/2020 under Sections 15, 18 of NDPS Act & 48 Excise Act of Police Station Qazigund pertaining to recovery of huge quantity of Illicit liquor, Charas and Poppy Straw from a hotel at Drian crossing. Five other drug peddlers arrested in aforesaid case are already facing trial before the Court. Further investigation is under progress.