Cop suspended, arrested for drug dealing


A police cop was arrested on Saturday at a checkpoint in Batamaloo Srinagar and contraband substance Charas has been recovered from his possession.

Police said that cops at a checkpoint established near Batamaloo intercepted and arrested drug peddler identified as Mohd Altaf Rather, son of Mohd Akbar Rather, a resident of  Panzan Chadoora. Officers have seized 650 gms of charas and cash amount 19, 150, from his possession. Police said that the said person works in the Police department as Head Constable and has been accordingly placed under suspension, the spokesman said.

Accordingly, case FIR No. 64/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in the instant matter.

He has been shifted to Police Station Batamaloo where he remains in custody. One motorcycle bearing registration number JK01S-2152 also have been seized.


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