Sarpanch, Policeman held with drugs

PULWAMA: Police has arrested four people, including a Sarpanch and a police constable in Kakapora area of Pulwama after the latter was allegedly found supplying drugs to the Sarpanch from police station itself. 

According to sources, a police officer caught a civilian coming out of Police Station Kakapora with banned codeine syrups wrapped in a newspaper. 

The man disclosed that a police constable, Sayeed Ahmad, handed over these drugs to a Sarpanch of the area Fayaz Ahmed Dar.

Initial Investigations revealed that the constable used to supply and sell drugs, seized by police from drug peddlers, to the Sarpanch. 

Kakapora police had seized at least 1250 Codeine syrups in 2012 from drug peddlers and had registered a case vide FIR number 140/2012. This seized drug was placed in a store room of the police station and the accused police constable used to supply the same codeine bottles to the National Conference Sarpanch of Ward 19 A Kakapora.  

Sources said that the Sarpanch’s aide had entered police station Kakapora empty handed, and when he was coming out, a guard commander stopped him at the gate and asked him to show what he was carrying. 

Sources added that the man was immediately put behind bars along with the accused policeman. The Sarpanch was called to police station and arrested after questioning. Another aide of Sarpanch was also arrested. 

Sources  added that some objectionable clips were also found in the cellphone of the Sarpanch raising apprehensions that he might also be involved in blackmailing some women.

Dy SP Headquarters Sajad Ahmed confirmed the arrests of the Sarpanch, his associates and police constable Syed Ahmed. 

“Police had seized some 1250 codeine syrups in 2012 and a case vide FIR number 140/2012 was registered that time. One of our Guard Commanders apprehended police constable red handed while he was trying to take out 10 codeine bottles from police station and during questioning the said constable confessed that these codeine bottles were meant for Sarpanch Fayaz Ahmed Dar,” Ahmed said.

He disclosed that the accused constable has admitted to have supplied 306 codeine bottles to the Sarpanch so far. (CNS)

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