Gamblers, Drug Peddlers Arrested



Six gamblers were arrested during a raid on a gambling site in Budgam while 04 drug peddlers were arrested in Kulgam, a police statement said Wednesday evening.

A police party of Char-i-Sharif raided a gambling site and arrested six gamblers on spot. The gamblers were identified as Hilal Ahmad Sheikh resident of Newa, Abdul Rashid, Farooq Ahmad Panidth, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat residents of Karimabad, Pulwama, Mohammad Aslam Sheikh resident of Alochi Bagh and Nazir Ahmad Sheikh resident of Haft Chinar, Srinagar. A stake money of Rs 14,400/= was recovered from the gambling site. A case has been registered against the gamblers in Police Station Char-i-Sharif.

Continuing its drive against drug mafia Kulgam police arrested four drug peddlers and recovered 40 Kilograms of poppy straw and 43 kilograms of fukki in Kulgam.

On a tip off, a Police party under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam Shri Ishfaq Alam and headed by SHO Yaripora Shri Mohammad Ayoub arrested a notorious drug peddler Sajad Ahmad Baghat son of Ghulam Hassan Baghat resident of Kokergund on general road at village and recovered 05 bags weighing 40 Kilograms of poppy straw from his possession. The said drug peddler was earlier arrested in 2012 by Kapoorthala police alongwith poppy straw and was recently released from Kapoorthala jail. He was luring the youth of the area into the drug addiction and narcotic trade.

Meanwhile, Yaripora police in another drive, arrested two drug peddlers Dilshad Ahmad son of Abdul Karim and Shabaz Ahmad Shah son of Bashir Ahmad Shah resident of Nowpora Akhran and recovered 15 Kilograms of Fukki from their possession. A case FIR No. 47/2015 under section 8/15 NDPS Act was registered against them in Police Station Yaripora.

In another drive against drug menace, Kulgam police arrested a drug peddler Sarwar Amin Bhat son of Mohammad Amin Bhat and recovered 28 Kilograms of Fukki from his possession. Kulgam police registered a case FIR No. 126/2015 under section 8/15 NDPS Act in this regard.

The police will continue the drive against the drug menace, the statement added.


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