Kashmir News Trust [KNT]
Police said that during a routine naka checking at Kaltha crossing in Karnah, a Police team from Police Station Karnah apprehended three drug peddlers namely Altaf Khatana of Dragger, Majid Sheikh of Tanghdar Nard and Nisaar Mughal of Khawarpara Karnah and recovered 70 grams of Heroin like narcotics substance from their possession.
During custodial interrogation, accused Altaf Ahmad Khatana confessed of having jointly concealed some more quantity of narcotics as well as cash derived from narcotics sales near his house. Acting upon the confession of said accused, police party along with Executive Magistrate Ist class Chamkote reached the spot and recovered and seized 350 grams of heroin-like substance & cash amounting to Rs 73,500 from the spot.
A total of 420 grams of Heroin like narcotics substance and Rs73,500 have been recovered in the case and further investigation is underway.
A case FIR No. 53/2022 under sections 8/21, 29 NDPS Act stands registered in Police Station Karnah in this case of recovery of narcotics and cash.
Police said that in another similar action against the drug peddlers, a police team from Police Post Bazar Kupwara during a random naka at Sulkoot Kupwara apprehended three notorious drug peddlers namely Aijaz Chechi of Hafrada, Sheraz Khan of Manigah and Shahnawaz Khan of Manigah Kupwara.
On their personal search, Heroin like narcotics substance weighing about 34 grams was recovered from their possession. Case FIR No. 192/2022 under sections 8/21, 29 NDPS Act has been registered in Police Station Kupwara and investigation taken up.
Police said that a total of nine arrests of drug peddlers have been made in the last one week in five different cases of Police Stations of Kupwara, Kralpora and Karnah across the district. (KNT)