KUPWARA: In its continuous efforts to tighten the noose around drug peddlers in Kupwara district, Police team of Police Station Sogam in two separate cases have arrested four persons and recovered 315 grams of heroin like narcotics substance from them. In the first case Javid Ahmad Mir son of Gh
Mohd Mir resident of Darpora and Arshid Ahmad Bhat son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat of Badibera Lolab were arrested during routine market checking from Sogam market when the duo was looking for customers to sell the narcotics. Sensing police presence, both were trying to conceal the consignment but were apprehended before they could succeed in their nefarious design.
In the second case, two notorious drug peddlers of Sopore area were arrested along with heroin like narcotics substance from Wavoora market of Police Station Sogam when both had come to sell the narcotics there.
Identified as Hilal Ahmad Malla son of Mohd Maqbool Malla a resident of Malmapanpora Sopore and Mudasir Ahmad Sofi son of Ab Rashid Sofi of Botingo Sopore, both were arrested during a naka-checking at Wavoora Market, Sogam when the duo was found lurking around with a polythene bag in suspicious condition, and had tried to flee from the spot upon seeing the naka-party. Upon search of the polythene bag, heroin-like narcotics substance was recovered.
Two separate FIRs 21/2023 and 22/2023 under relevant sections of NDPS Act have been registered in Police Station Sogam and investigation set into motion. Recoveries and arrests in both the cases were made by police team of Police Station Sogam led by its SHO DySP (Prob) Khadim Hussain under the supervision of DySP Sarfaraz Bashir SDPO Lolab.