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Police arrests drug peddler, contraband substance recovered

Srinagar, Nov 24: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established at Malkha Chowk Nowhatta signalled a suspicious person to stop. He tried to escape from the spot but was tactfully nabbed by the officers at the checkpoint. He has been identified as Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Tujgari Mohalla Nowhatta, Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 155gms of Charas concealed in a polythene bag and Indian currency ₹9800/- from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowhatta where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, case FIR number 57/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation has been initiated.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt 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.


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