Five drug peddlers booked under PSA, shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail: Police

Srinagar Jail. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that by acting tough against drug peddlers and eradicating the menace of drugs from society, Budgam Police booked five notorious drug peddlers under PSA after obtaining formal detention orders from the competent authority.

In a handout, the Police said that the drug peddlers booked under PSA are identified as Nisar Ahmad Rather, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, a resident of Kaisermullah Chadoora Budgam, Mohmmad Ashraf Kumar, son of Abdul Gaffar Kumar, a resident Yarikha Khansahib Budgam, Mohmmad Altaf Latoo son of Mohammad Amin Latoo of Dafpora, Nasrullahpora Budgam, Ghulam Qadir Malik son of Ghulam Mohammad Malik of Shunglipora Khag, Budgam and Aadil Ahmad Pandith son of Late Farooq Ahmad Pandith of Mazhama Magam, Budgam

The statement further stated that the booked drug peddlers have been detained and subsequently lodged in Kot-Balwal Jail Jammu.

Pertinent to mention that the above drug peddlers were involved in 12 NDPS cases registered in various Police stations of the district and were promoting the drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth of District Budgam. Despite their involvement in many FIR’s these drug peddlers did not mend their activities and were again promoting the drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth in various areas of district Budgam.

The general public of Budgam appreciated the role of the Police in their action against drug peddlers. Budgam Police’s consistent actions against the drug peddlers should reassure the community members that Budgam police is making all efforts to keep our society free from drug abuse, reads the statement.


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