Property of jailed drug peddler seized in Kulgam, says police

Kotbhalwal Jail Jammu. [FIle Photo]

Kulgam: Jammu and Kashmir Police seized property of a notorious drug peddler in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

“Continuing its action against drug peddlers, Kulgam Police seized property (02 storied residential house) belonging to a notorious drug peddler namely Khursheed Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Ismail Bhat resident of Sopat Devsar under section 68-F of NDPS Act 1985”, said a police spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS.

“The said notorious drug peddler is involved in several NDPS cases including Case FIR No.63/2019 U/S 8/15, 20 NDPS Act, Case FIR No. 11/2021 U/S 8/20, 29 NDPS Act and 31/2021 U/S 8/20, 22 of NDPS Act of police station Devsar”, reads the statement.

The property, the statement reads, was identified as illegally acquired property during the course of investigation/enquiry conducted by Police.

“The property was prima facie acquired from illicit trafficking in Narcotic drug and Psychotropic substances by the drug peddler. The notorious drug peddler is currently under detention at Kote-Bhalwal Jammu under the PIT-NDPS Act.”

“This operation reaffirms the commitment of Police to combat the drug menace. Local people of the area hailed the initiative of Police with regard to the attachment of immoveable properties which have been raised/used from illicit trafficking of narcotics by the drug peddler in the district Kulgam”, reads the statement further.

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