J&K Police seize properties of drug peddlers in Pulwama

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police in Pulwama on Tuesday said that it attached properties of two drug peddlers in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A police spokesman in a statement issued to the news agency KNO said a double-storied residential house valued at approximately Rs 20,97,291 belonging to a notorious drug peddler namely Fayaz Ahmad Rather son of Gh Mohd Rather, resident of Karimabad and two shops with the second floor as a residential apartment valued at approximately Rs 27,35,186 which belongs to a drug peddler namely Mohd Maqbool Bhat alias Tola son of Ali Mohd Bhat, resident of Dalipora Pulwama under section 8/21-29 NDPS Act 1985.

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This action follows a thorough investigation, identifying these properties as illegally acquired during the course of illicit drug trafficking. Both individuals are currently under legal custody, reinforcing J&K Police’s commitment to combating activities detrimental to public safety and national security, police said.

The attachment was carried out in accordance with the due legal process outlined in FIR No. 301/2023 U/S 8/21-29 NDPS Act of Police Station Pulwama, underscoring the vigilant stance of Pulwama Police against those involved in the drug trade, the statement said.

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“This action reaffirms the commitment of Police to combat the drug menace. Local people of the area have hailed the initiative of Police with regard to the attachment of properties, which have been raised/used from illicit trafficking of narcotics by the drug peddlers in the District Pulwama,” it added.

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