Srinagar Police busts gang of drug peddlers, 04 arrested; psychotropic substances seized

*October 16:* ```Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested four drug peddlers after acting upon a specific information about drug dealing. Huge quantity of psychotropic substance was recovered from their possession.

Officers at the check point established in the jurisdiction of PS Nowhatta intercepted a vehicle I-10 bearing registration number UP14HT-5312 with one person on board. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh resident of Syed Sahab Rojouri kadal Nowhatta. During checking, officers were able to recover Spasmoproxyvon (600) capsules from his possession. The accused was going to sell the intoxicant drugs among youth of the area. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowhatta where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized.

Accordingly, a case FIR No. 46/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation was initiated.

During questioning, he disclosed role of his three associates involved in drug peddling. They have been identified Junaid Ahmad Shah resident of Pamposh Colony Noorbagh Srinagar, Tufail Manzoor Chhota resident of New Colony Lalbazar Srinagar and Mohd Muneer Kurpal resident of Molvi Stop New Colony Lalbazar Srinagar and subsequently arrested. 1286 capsules/tables have been recovered from their possession.

This module of drug peddlers was selling drugs to the innocent youth in downtown area and has been busted by Police Station Nowhatta after generating information about the module.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.```