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Drugs worth Rs 9 Cr consumed in Kashmir every month, Kulgam tops list: Survey

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SRINAGAR: A survey conducted by the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (IMHANS) Kashmir has found that heroin abuse worth Rs 9 Cr is being consumed in the valley a month, while Kulgam district tops the list.

As per the survey Kulgam district spends Rs 1,01,660 on heroin monthly which is the highest in the whole Kashmir division.  It states that Rs 89,134 is being spent on heroin in Anantnag, Rs 100,202 in Bandipora, Rs 71,020 in Baramulla (lowest in Kashmir), Rs 88,995 in Budgam, Rs 79,694 in Ganderbal, Rs 87,392 in Kupwara,  Rs 88,529 in Srinagar, Rs 100,165 in Shopian and Rs 81, 726 in Pulwama.

A police official said around 90 FIRs were lodged in Kulgam district this year against drug peddlers, around 120 have been arrested besides five have been booked under PIT NDPS in Kulgam district.

 

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