Militant Associate, Four Drug Smugglers Booked in North Kashmir: Police


SRINAGAR: After receiving formal detention orders from the competent authority, Police booked a militant associate linked with the proscribed militant outfit LeT under the PSA, and four notorious drug smugglers under the PIT-NDPS Act in Sopore and Handwara in North Kashmir.

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“The terrorist associate, Ahsan Ul Haq Khanday, son of Nazir Ahmad Khanday, resident of Nowpora Kalan Sopore, has been booked under the PSA. Three notorious drug smugglers, namely Barkat Ahmad Dar, son of Abdul Ahad Dar, resident of Shair Colony Sopore, Umar Bashir Zargar, son of Bashir Ahmad Zargar, resident of Behrampora Rafiabad, and Musaib Bashir Lone, son of Bashir Ahmad Lone, resident of Wadoora Payeen Sopore, have been booked under the PIT-NDPS Act in Sopore. The booked persons have been detained and subsequently lodged in Central Jail Kot-Balwal, Jammu,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Police in Handwara booked a notorious drug peddler, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat (alias Tanveer), son of Mohd Ramzan Bhat, resident of Kralgund Qaziabad, under the PIT-NDPS “Act after obtaining a formal detention order from the competent authority. The booked drug peddler has been detained and subsequently lodged in jail.”

It is pertinent to mention that many cases are registered against the said drug peddlers, and they were involved in promoting drug abuse by supplying drugs to the local youth. Despite their involvement in many FIRs, they did not mend their activities.


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