SRINAGAR Two drug peddlers have been arrested with 3.5 kilograms of charas here, police said on Friday.
Muzafar Ahmad Misger, a notorious drug peddler, was arrested at a checkpoint and 2.5 Kilograms of charas were seized from his possession, a police spokesman said.
Misger, a resident of Khunmoh, has been arrested for drug supply offences remains in custody at Police Station Pantha Chowk
In this regard a case FIR No. 32/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been taken up, the spokesman said.
Police also seized one kilogram of charas from another drug peddler in the city.
One person identified as Khursheed Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Tulkhan Bijbehara Anantnag arrested for the drug supply offences has been taken to Police Station Soura where he remains in custody, the spokesman said.
Officers at a checkpoint intercepted a car bearing registration number JK03G-6864, he said, adding that one kilogram of charas concealed in a bag was recovered from the car.
In this regard, a case FIR No 50/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Soura and initiated investigations in the matter, he said. The initial investigation has revealed that the accused was involved in peddling drugs to youngsters in the city for a long time, said the spokesman.
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, 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, he said.