SRINAGAR:  In a major operation, police on Tuesday recovered around Rs 45 Lakh cash and 4.2 kg Charas in Mehloora area South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

SSP Shopian Tanushree said that on a specific input, police raided suspected spots in Mehloora and recovered around Rs 45 Lakh cash and 4.2 kg Charas from the residence of one Farooq Ahmad Koka.

She said that some cash was recovered from his cowshed an some from his house and shop. “A case has been filed in this regard, while probe is on.”

She said that they directions to deal strictly against drug peddlers and whosoever is involved in drug peddling won’t be spared.

She further added that parents and teachers need to play their role so that young people don’t fell prey to drug addiction.

This year 13 persons were booked under PIT-NDPS in Shopian, who are currently lodged in different jails of India while cases registered against drug peddlers are almost double as compared to last year,” she added.

She said Shopian police has been working at different fronts to counsel drug addicts besides providing them medicines while schools, colleges are being involved so that they can keep young population away from this menace. (KNO)


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