Jammu & Kashmir Police

SRINAGAR — Properties worth crores of rupees belonging to two notorious drug peddlers were seized in southern Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Wednesday.

In a statement issued to the local news agency CNS, police stated, “Continuing its unwavering efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police attached properties worth crores of two notorious drug peddlers acquired from illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in Shopian.”

Police in Shopian under the supervision of SSP Shopian Tanushree attached illegally acquired properties of two notorious drug peddlers namely Mohammad Yaqoob Shah, son of Mohammad Sultan Shah and Aadil Hussain Shah, son of Mohammad Yaqoob Shah, both residents of Rawalpora Shopian, the statement said.

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“The duo was involved in case FIR No. 69/2024 under section 8/21-29 NDPS Act of Police Station Shopian. The attached properties include land measuring two kanals under Survey No. 427 min at Palpora Shopian, land measuring one kanal 18 marlas under Survey No. 133 at village Chowdhrigund Shopian and shop constructed over Aabadi Deh land measuring (240 sq.ft) falling under Survey No. 532 min at village Hergam, district Shopian,” the police further said in the statement.

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It went on to state that the action was taken under sections 68-E read with 68-F (1) of NDPS Act of 1985 and is linked with case FIR No. 69/2024 under section 8/21-29 NDPS Act of Police Station Shopian.

The property was identified as illegally acquired property during the course of investigation conducted by Shopian Police. The property was prima facie acquired from illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances by the drug peddler, police said.

“This operation reaffirms the commitment of police to combat the drug menace,” they added.

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