SRINAGAR: Three persons have been detained under the Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988 (PIT NDPS) in Kupwara district, said an official on Tuesday.

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The official said that three persons were recommended and subsequently detained under the PIT NDPS Act for their deep involvement in drug-related activities. “The involvement of the trio was established on multiple instances,” the official added.

“Identifying the detainees as Shabir Ahmad Hajam, son of Ghulam Rasool, resident of Chek Halmatpora, Azad Ahmad Khan, son of Ghulam Ahmad, resident of Chalgund Haihama, and Waseem Ahmad Shah, son of Habibullah, resident of Harkarpora Awoora, the official further said that all of them have been lodged at Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu,” they said.

Confirming it, a senior police officer said that the district police are continuing with their zero-tolerance policy towards the drug menace. “We will make sure that the district is a drug-free zone sooner rather than later,” the police officer said. (GNS)

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