SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three notorious drug peddlers in Pulwama and recovered contraband substances from their possession.
“A police party of Police Station Litter at a checkpoint established at Khelan area of Litter Pulwama intercepted three suspicious persons who tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully. During the search, 350 grams of Charas was recovered from their possession,” a police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency KNO.
They have been identified as Kifayat Rashid Yatoo son of Ab Rashid, Nazir Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Aziz and Basit Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Shafi, all residents of Khellan Pulwama. They have been arrested and shifted to a police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, police said that a case under FIR number 01/2023 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Litter and an investigation has been taken up.
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 strictly 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.