Alleged narcotic dealer crushed to death in J-K’s Udhampur

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UDHAMPUR — An alleged narcotic dealer was crushed to death by an unknown vehicle while his associate was apprehended by police along with the heroin and cash in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, local police said on Thursday.

Divulging information about the incident, ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh said that a patrolling party of Police Station Udhampur which was on patrolling duty near Gole Mela petrol pump noticed two persons moving in a suspicious manner.

“On seeing the police party, both persons ran towards the main road. One person while on run was knocked down by an unknown vehicle and said person got seriously injured. The police party on duty immediately shifted the injured person to the district hospital from where he was referred to GMC Jammu and during treatment, he succumbed to his injuries,” the statement said.

The deceased has been identified as Mukhtiar Ahmed, a resident of Prada Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara.

Police said that his other accomplice namely Jagtar Singh of Pakhopur Taran Taran Punjab was immediately nabbed and after a thorough search of his vehicle, nearly 250-gram heroin along with huge cash amounting to rupees 19134030 (one crore ninety-one lakh thirty-four thousand and thirty) of different denominations was recovered.

“A case under relevant sections has been registered and investigation set into motion. A preliminary investigation reveals that both persons were involved in the narco trade. However, detailed investigation of the case is going on,” police said.

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