Drugs, AK Rifles’ Seizure: NIA Takes Over Probe

SRINAGAR —The NIA on Tuesday took over the investigation in a case involving the arrest of four persons along with drugs and AK rifles in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in July last year.

Sources said that the NIA formally took over the investigation of the case. When contacted, SSP Kupwara confirmed to a local news agency that NIA has taken over the investigations. 

“Continuing its efforts to weed out drug menace from the society, a special team of Police Station Karnah assisted by 124 Bn. BSF laid a Naka at Sadpora Karnah,” a police spokesman had in a statement issued here said in July 9 last year.

During checking, two Sumo vehicles bearing Regt. Nos. JK 05-A 4359 and JK 09-8135 were intercepted and upon their search, about 12 kilograms of contraband substance was recovered from the possession of Rafiq Ahmad son of Ghulam Hussain and Zakir Hussain son of Syed Alam both residents of Nawagabra Karnah, he had said.

While carrying out the search of another vehicle JK09- 8135, two persons were found travelling with AK-56 rifles. Upon their detailed search 2 AK-56 rifles, 2 magazines and AK 56 rounds were recovered from their possession, he had said.

Police had identified the duo as Mushtaq Ahmad Malik son of Muzaffar Malik and Shabir Gakhad son of Abdul Rashid both residents of Hajitarah Karnah.

“All the four persons have been arrested and case FIR No. 45/ 2018 under section 8/21 NDPS Act, 7/25 Arms Act, 13 ULA has been registered in Police Station Karnah. Further investigations are going on,” he had said.

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