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

Kot Bhalwal jail. [File Photo]

Awantipora: Police on Saturday booked four notorious drug peddlers under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Awantipora, south Kashmir, after obtaining formal detention orders from the competent authority.

“The four notorious drug peddlers have been identified as Mudasir Ah Dar @Suriya son of Mohd Ashraf Dar resident of Namlabal Pampore, Umar Noor @Umgoola son of Noor Mohd Bhat, Umar Reyaz [email protected] Jan Watab son of Reyaz Ah Ganaie and Sameer Ah Bhat @Sameer Kachroo son of Ali Mohd Bhat, all residents of Wuyan Pampore,” a police statement said.

Police said, “It is pertinent to mention that the above drug peddlers were involved in NDPS cases registered in various Police Stations of Police District Awantipora and were promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth.”

“Despite their involvement in many FIRs, these drug peddlers did not mend their activities and were again promoting drug abuse trade by supplying drugs to local youth.”

Subsequently, the cases were duly processed and after obtaining sanctions from the competent authority, the arrested drug peddlers were detained under Public Safety Act and have been lodged in Kot-Balwal Jail Jammu, the statement added.

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