Srinagar, Nov 24: Police on Tuesday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in the summer capital, Srinagar.
A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established at Malkha Chowk in Nowhatta. “A suspicious person was intercepted at the checkpoint who went signed to stop tried to escape from the spot,” he said.
He said accused, identified as Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, was tactfully nabbed by the officers at the checkpoint. “During checking, officers were able to recover 155gms of Charas concealed in a polythene bag and Rs 9800 from his possession. The accused arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowhatta where he remains in custody,” he said.
Accordingly, he said 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,” he said.
“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,” he added.