8 Miscreants Arrested In North Kashmir’s Boniyar

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Srinagar– Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested eight miscreants for disturbing law and order in Boniyar area of Baramulla district to aid a notorious drug smuggler who was booked under PIT-NDPS Act.

The action, a police spokesperson said, followed after some miscreants of village Nowshera in Boniyar blocked national highway for about 2 hours on Wednesday and disturbed law and order to aid a drug smuggler Tauqeer Ahmad, who was detained under PIT NDPS Act and lodged in Central Jail Kot Balwal, Jammu.

Accordingly, he said, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Boniyar and investigation was taken up.

During the preliminary course of investigation, the spokesperson said, police utilized all technical and human intelligence and identified these miscreants before arresting them.

The police identified the accused as Riyaz Ahmad, Mashood Yasin Mir, Ghulam Rasool Sofi, Showkat Ahmad, Tasleem Ahmad, Parvez Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad and Abdul Majeed Naikoo, all residents of Village Nowshera.

“They have been shifted to PS where they remain in custody. Our efforts should assure community members that Police are resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities,” the spokesperson added.

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