Srinagar: Police on Sunday arrested two drug peddlers at a checkpoint and seized psychotropic substances from their possession in Srinagar.
Officers at a checkpoint established at Syed Kocha Kawdara on Nallahmar road Srinagar intercepted an Auto bearing registration No. JK01V-4404 and arrested two drug peddlers travelling in the vehicle. The duo identified as Wajid Ahmed Beigh, son of Ghulam Mohammad, a resident of Shadab Colony Ellahibagh and Aabid Hassan Dar, son of Late Ghulam Hassan, a resident of Bakshiabad Colony Batamaloo.
Officers at the checkpoint have recovered 48 bottles of codeine phosphate from their possession. They have been shifted to Police Station Maharaj Gunj where they remain in custody and vehicle has also been seized.
In this regard, Case FIR No. 38/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Maharaj Gunj.
Meanwhile, Police in Srinagar arrested a bootlegger at a checkpoint established near Kahkashan Hotel Nowpora and recovered illicit liquor from his possession.
Officers at the checkpoint intercepted a bootlegger identified as Abdul Rashid Ganie, son of Mohd Ramzan, a resident of Pazalpora Magam Handwara and recovered 32 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. He has been taken to Police Station Khanyar where he remains in custody.
Police have registered a case FIR No. 44/2019 under relevant sections of law and initiated investigation in the matter.