‘One among two accused was killed in accident while trying to flee’
Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed that 250 grams heroin and cash of over one crore rupees was recovered from two persons, one whom was killed in accident while fleeing in Udhampur district.
“On 03.08.2022 at about 2230 hours patrolling party of police station Udhampur which was on patrolling duty near Gole mela patrol pump noticed two persons moving in a suspicious manner. On seeing police party both persons ran towards main road,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
One person while on run was knocked down by unknown vehicle and said person got seriously injured, he said.
“Police party on duty immediately shifted the injured person to District Hospital from where he was referred to GMC Jammu and during treatment he succumbed to his injuries, he said. He has been identified as Mukhtiar Ahmed son of Khalil ur Rehman of Prada Tangdhar Kupwara,” he added.
“His other accomplice namely Jagtar Singh S/o jarnail Singh R/O Pakhopur Taran Taran Punjab was immediately nabbed and after thorough search of his vehicle herion approximately 250 grams of heroine was found along with huge cash amounting to rupees 19134030/- (One crore ninety one lakh thirty four thousands and thirty of different denominations was recovered. On this a case under relevants sections has been registered and investigation set into motion,” the spokesperson said.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that both the persons were involved in the narco trade. However detailed investigation of the case is going on,” the spokesperson added.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.