SPO Held For Drug Peddling

SRINAGAR: Continuing its drive to tighten the noose of drug peddlers under operation “SANJEEVANI”, Doda Police on saturday arrested one Special Police officer (SPO) for his involvement in Drug peddling in Doda town.

While giving details Doda Police said that it was learnt through reliable sources that one Javed Ahmed Son of Mohd Shafi resident of Hamdanpur Doda used to keep drugs / charas in his possession and was selling the same to the youths in Doda Town.

“On receipt of this information, Police swung into action and a Police Party of Police Post DH Doda apprehended the said accused person and during search charas like substances was recovered from his possession. On enquiry, it was found that the accused person is serving as Special Police officer (SPO) and presently posted in DPL Doda,” police said.

In this connection, case FIR No. 53/2023 under relevant provisions of law has been registered at Police Station Doda and investigation of the case has been started. Further interrogation of the said accused SPO is going on to ascertain his links/nexus with other drug peddlers in the area.

Doda police has launched massive hunt and warned the drug smugglers/black traders to desist from this practice, else stern action would be taken which includes detention under PSA, attachment of moveable / immoveable property of the smugglers besides registration of FIR against them and anyone, be it Police officer/official or any Govt. employee, if found involved in such black trade, will not be spared.


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