As per a police spokesperson Srinagar police apprehended drug peddlers in Nishat area of the city and recovered a large quantity of prescription drugs including 551 bottles of Codine Phosphate, 197 strips of SPOSMO Proxyon from them which was meant for sale to the youth.
On April 07, 2013, during the routine patrolling of police station Nishat, a police party noticed a person carrying a carton at Doodh Mohalla, Nishat. As soon as the person saw the police party, he tried flee from the spot leaving the carton behind. The Police party managed to apprehend him who was later identified as Ghulam Jeelani Shah son of Ghulam Rasool Shah resident Gupkar Nishat. On opening the carton, large number of Codine Phosphate bottles and strips of Spasmo-Proxyvon were found in the box.
Police Station Nishat has registered a case FIR No 19/2013 under section 8/21 NDPS Act in this regard and the investigation was started.
Spokesperson also said that during investigation the accused gave more clues with regard to illegal drugs being sold to the youth. SHO P/S Nishat under the supervision of SDPO Nehru park raided several places within Srinagar city and recovered large quantity of such drugs. During the raids, four more persons were arrested.