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SRINAGAR — Three pistols and as many Chinese grenades and other ammunition were on Wednesday recovered by a joint team of Police and the Army in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a police spokesman said.

“Acting on specific information, Police along with Army (03/08GR) launched a joint cordon and search operation in village Sadhpora Taad area of Karnah, Kupwara,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency KNO.

During the search operation, the joint team recovered arms and ammunition including three Pistols, three Pistol Magazines, 22 Pistol rounds and three Chinese Grenades from a house belonging to Shameem Ahmad Sheikh son of Suderdin Sheikh of Sudhpora Taad, police said.

Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 02/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.

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Two drug peddlers arrested in Kupwara: Police

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers in Kupwara and recovered contraband substances from their possession.

“Acting on specific information regarding smuggling of narcotics in a vehicle (Tata Mobile) bearing registration number JK09C-1179 with two persons on board identified as Amjid Mir son of Mohammad Aslam Mir, resident of Bijildar forward Jabdi and Mashkoor Ahmad Malik son of Ali Yaar Malik, resident of Hajitra, travelling from Teetwal towards Taad,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency KNO.

“On receipt of this information, Police along with the concerned Magistrate at a checkpoint established near Bandi intercepted the said vehicle. During the search, 2 kg of Heroin-like substance concealed in two packets were recovered from the said vehicle. Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to the police station where they remain in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized,” the statement said.

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Accordingly, police said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with 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,” police said.

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