Accomplice attack police party to help drug peddler escape: Police

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Srinagar

Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Handwara has arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint and recovered a contraband substance from his possession.

Police said that two of the three persons who attacked the police party with stones and made efforts to facilitate the escape of the drug peddler were also arrested.

The spokesman said that officers at a checkpoint established at Bypass Crossing Handwara arrested a drug peddler who has been taken to Police Station Handwara where he remains in custody. Contraband substance Brown Sugar has been seized by the officers from his possession.

Case FIR No. 173/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation initiated in the matter.

Police said that while making the arrest of a said drug peddler, three persons attacked the police party with stones to facilitate the escape of drug peddler from police custody. Among them, two have been arrested while as, the third person identified as Javaid Ahmed Mir resident of Sadargund Handwara escaped from the spot.

In this regard, a case FIR No. 174/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been taken up.

The spokesman added that 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.

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