Two drug peddlers arrested, one kg Charas recovered | KNO

Two drug peddlers arrested, one kg Charas recovered | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, January 24 (KNO) : Police on Thursday said that it is taking proactive steps against the peddling of drugs in Srinagar and is targeting those involved in drug dealings. Two persons were arrested today by the police at a checkpoint for drug supply offences, police spokesman said in a statement issued to KNO, adding that "both the accused have been taken to the local police station for further investigation and remain in custody. A case under relevant sections stands registered in the matter." Officers in presence of SDPO Zakoora at the checkpoint have seized one kilogram of Charas from these two accused individuals identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ab Rahim Sheikh and Subzar Ahmad Malla, son of Gh Nabi Malla, both residents of Zirpora Bijbehara. Police has resolved to deal robustly with those seeking to peddle drugs in our society. Our consistent action against such anti-social elements should encourage the locals to come forward with any information pertaining to drug peddling in their neighbourhood, the statement said. “We reassure the community members that our efforts to end the menace of drug addiction shall continue,” police said.(KNO)