Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Handwara, Awantipora _Contraband substances recovered_

May 12: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Handwara & Awantipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

In Handwara, a police party of Police Station Kralgund at a checkpoint established at Rasripora intercepted three persons in suspicious condition. On search, around 306 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Asif Rasool Khan son of Gh Rasool Khan, Arif Ahmad Najar son of Ab Aziz both residents of Beigpora Kralgund and Muzafar Ahmad Bhat son of Reyaz Ahmad resident of Kralgund.

Similarly in Awantipora, officers from Police Post Reshipora intercepted one person at Liddermud crossing Awantipora who was moving in a suspicious condition. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Salam Lone resident of Kulpora Pulwama. During checking, officers were able to recover 1kg of Charas like substance from his possession.

They have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation initiated.

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.```