Police attach house of notorious drug peddler in South Kashmir


Police today attached the residential house of a notorious drug peddler in the Awantipora sub-division of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The double-storied residential house as per the police belongs to a notorious drug peddler Bakhtawar Makroo, a resident of Gulzarpora Awantipora.

The property valued at nearly Rs 12 lakhs has been attached under section 68-F of the NDPS Act 1985.

Police as per the news agency Kashmir News Trust said that during the investigation it was established that the sealed residential house had been acquired through illegal means from the illicit trafficking of Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic Substances by the owner.

The accused drug peddler is involved in various drug peddling cases and two FIRs stand registered against him at police station Awantipors. He was first arrested in way back in 2017 and also in 2022 on drug peddling charges.

The accused drug peddler is currently lodged at Central Jail Kot Balwal Jammu.

Meanwhile, netizens on social media have hailed the police action against the said drug peddler. [KNT]


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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