Hideout busted in Bijbehara, huge consignment of drugs recovered: Police

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday busted a hideout in Tulkhan Bijbhera area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In a statement, the police said that after busting an underground hideout about a fortnight before in village Tulkhan Bijbehara, Anantnag police again recovered a huge consignment of drugs from an underground hideout in the village.

Based on specific information Police established a Naka at Tulkhan crossing and apprehended one Farooq Ahmad Baht resident of Marhama and recovered 10 bottles of codeine from his possession, they said.

Upon this FIR No 92/2021 under sections 8/20,21 NDPS Act was lodged in Police Station Bijbehara. On further questioning, the accused revealed the name of one dealer Mohd Ashraf Khan of Tulkhan village, from whom
he has been procuring the drugs, they said.

The statement further stated that subsequently, a police party from Bijbehara along with the executive magistrate rushed to the spot. While searching the house of the accused, police from the courtyard recovered Charas Powder quantity of 34.7 kgs, Codeine quantity of 80 bottles, and Spasmo-Proxyvon quantity of 4500 capsules.

These drugs were concealed in an underground hideout and also beneath the earth in the courtyard of the accused. The courtyard was dug out with JCB to recover the drugs. All accused have been arrested, they said.

It is pertinent to mention that one such hideout was busted in the village on April 7th and a huge consignment of drugs was recovered, they said.


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