SRINAGAR A policeman was arrested along with nearly one kilogram of heroin in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told a local news agency that, based on a specific input, a naka party of police Sunday evening stopped a vehicle (Alto 800 JK09A-5927) at Diver area of Lolab.
During search, about 950 gms of narcotic substance was seized and as per tentative market value it is worth Rs 25 lakhs, the SSP said.
He identified the arrested person as Amjid Ali Khan son of Musa Khan of Kajerpati Diver Lolab.
Amjid, according to the SSP, is working with police (Auxiliary wing of SDRF) posted in Srinagar.
He said that a case under FIR number 51/2019 under section 8/21 NDPS Act was registered and further investigations taken up.
SSP urged people to cooperate with police to end the drug menace in the district.
While Amanullah, a police constable of Auxiliary wing, was apprehended, his alleged accomplice managed to escape from the spot, sources said.
Meanwhile, locals have hailed the top establishment of the police in the district particularly SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar, saying that with the arrest of the policeman, a loud signal has been sent that no one indulging in drug menace would be spared.