4 Peddlers Jailed Under PSA, One Arrested



SRINAGAR— Police in Kupwara detained four drug peddlers under Public Safety Act while another was arrested in Srinagar. 

Reyaz Ahmad Badana, Mudasir Ahmad Piswal, Tanveer Ahmad Raina and Zameer Ahmad Raina, all residents of Amrohie Karnah, were involved in case FIR No 02/19 U/S 08/21 NDPS Act of PS Kralpora pertaining to the recovery of huge quantity of brown sugar from their possession, a police spokesman said. 

Reyaz Badana and Tanveer Raina have been lodged under PSA in District Jail Anantnag while Mudasir Piswal and Zameer Raina have been lodged under PSA in District Jail Baramulla, the spokesman said. 

Meanwhile, one person was arrested by Srinagar police during a checking near Ashai Bagh Nigeen. 

Imran Abdullah resident of Safapora area of Ganderbal was apprehended for the drug supply offences. He has been taken to Police Station Nigeen where he remains in custody. 

Officers at the checkpoint seized 30 grams of Heroin from his possession. 

Case FIR No 55/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nigeen and investigation has been taken up. 

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law,” the spokesman said. 

“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.”

13 Kg Heroin Seized In 2 Days In JK

  Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested Friday with eight kg of heroin-like substance smuggled from Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district, police said.

This came a day after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 5 kg of heroin from a forward area near the Suchetgarh Border Observation Post in a joint operation with BSF. 

A Jammu-bound vehicle was intercepted on Friday near Chenani in Udhampur district during checking on Jammu-Srinagar national highway and the heroin-like substance was seized, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Udhampur Rajiv Pandey said. 

Siraj Ahmad and Javid Ahmad Shah, both residents of Qazigund in south Kashmir, have been arrested, in connection with the seizure, Pandey said, adding a sample of the seized consignment has been sent to the forensic science laboratory and the market value of the substance will be evaluated after the report comes in. 

The SSP said during interrogation, the accused revealed that they were in contact with their cross-border supplier and were getting directions about further delivery of consignment from there. 

On Thursday morning, the joint team of DRI and the BSF combed the forward area near the Suchetgarh Border Observation Post and found 5 kg of heroin in plastic pouches of 1 kg each concealed in thickets very close to the international border, an official release said Friday. 

It said the DRI and BSF had jointly developed intelligence that drug smugglers from Pakistan had hatched a conspiracy to enter the Indian side of border in Jammu area taking advantage of darkness and wild vegetation and to conceal the heroin in thickets and bushes to be revealed by drug syndicates on Indian side.

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