Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Anantnag and recovered contraband substance from their possession.
Officers from Police Post Sangam at a checkpoint established on NHW44 intercepted two persons identified as Javid Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Akbar Bhat and Nisar Ahmad Dar son of Gull Mohd Dar both residents of Semthan Bijbehara. During checking, officers were able to recover 20Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in two nylon bags from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. On their disclosure, 02 more bags containing 35Kgs of poppy straw have also been recovered from the house of accused Nisar Ahmad Dar in presence of a Magistrate.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 181/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Bijbehara and investigation has been taken up.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.