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Huge consignment of codeine phosphate recovered in Anantnag

Srinagar, April 07(Scoop News)-Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Anantnag & Bandipora. Huge consignment of contraband substance has also been recovered.
A police party from Police Station Bijbehara at a checkpoint established at Tulkhan crossing intercepted two persons identified as Lateef Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Qasim Shah and Azad Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Shaban Shah, both residents of Nambal Mattan. On checking, the police party recovered 15 bottles of codeine phosphate. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody.
In this regard, a case FIR number 64/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation was initiated.
During the course of investigation, the arrested duo revealed that they have bought codeine phosphate from the house of one person namely Gh Hassan Dar resident of Tulkhan Bijbehara. On this information, a team headed by SDPO Bijbehara under the close supervision of SSP Anantnag Shri Imtiyaz Hussain raided the location. During search, 1715 bottles of codeine phosphate were recovered from a 7 feet deep dumped pit near the kitchen garden. Investigation into the matter is going on and more arrests are expected.
SSP Anantnag Shri Imtiyaz Hussain has expressed gratitude to people of Anantnag for being forthcoming in supporting the endeavour of police to eradicate the menace of drugs in the District. He reiterated the firm resolve of Anantnag police to go to the last criminal to ensure that everyone involved in the illicit trade is brought to justice and rule of law is enforced.
Similarly in Bandipora, Officers at a checkpoint established at Pethkote Bandipora intercepted a person identified as Abdul Rashid Gojer son of Abdul Rehman Gojer resident of Yali Pethkote. During checking, officers were able to recover huge quantity of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody.
Accordingly, a case FIR number 11/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pethkote and further investigation has been initiated.
Preliminary enquiry revealed that the accused drug peddler was selling the drugs to youth of the area, especially in and around Mantrigan & Pethkote areas of Bandipora.
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 as reiterated in our community meetings.


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