Police arrests a drug peddler in Kulgam; Contraband substance recovered

April 30:``Acting tough against drug dealings, Police in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Acting on specific information regarding drug dealings within the Jurisdiction of PP Mirbazar, a police party headed by I/C PP Mirbazar under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund established a checkpoint at Alstop signalled a suspicious person to stop. However, he tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert Police party. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Gani Dar resident of Gassipora Wanpoh. During checking, officers were able to recover 15grams of Heroin from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 83/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been taken up.

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.```