Srinagar): Jammu and Kashmir Police in Kulgam have booked five chronic and notorious drug peddlers under Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in Kulgam.
A police spokesman said in a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the five drug peddlers have been booked under preventive detention after obtaining sanctions from the competent authorities.
The booked drug peddlers include Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh son of Asadullah Sheikh resident of Ahmadabad DH Pora, Tariq Ahmad Lone on of Mohd Ramzan Lone resident of Tungdunoo Yaripora, Sajad Ahmad Baghat son of Ghulam Hassan Baghat resident of Kokergund Yaripora, Barkatullah Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah Mir resident of Bachroo Kulgam and Aijaz Ahmad Ganie son of Late Ghulam Ahmad Ganie resident of Gadihama, Kulgam.
Pertinently, Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh, Tariq Ahmad Lone and Sajad Ahmad Baghat have been lodged in District Jail Bhaderwah while as Barkatullah Mir and Aijaz Ahmad Ganie have been lodged in District Jail Rajouri to prevent them from recycling again in Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Meanwhile, police urged people to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. “Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt with as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” police said—(KNO)