Police arrests drug peddler in Handwara Destroys illegal poppy cultivation in Awantipora & Sopore

Police arrests drug peddler in Handwara Destroys illegal poppy cultivation in Awantipora & Sopore

Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Handwara and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Besides, Police alongwith officers from Revenue Department destroyed poppy cultivation spread on vast area of land in PDs of Awantipora and Sopore.

A police party from Police Post Chogul during patrolling at Wahipora on Sopore-Kupwara highway apprehended one person who attempted to escape on seeing the police party in suspicious manner. On search, about 200 grams of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Lone @Raina son of Gh Mohi-Ud-Din Lone resident of Tujar Sopore. He has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 124/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Handwara and investigation has been taken up.

Meanwhile, in Awantipora, a special drive against illegal poppy cultivation was carried out in various villages of Sub Division Awantipora, Tral and Pampore and destroyed poppy cultivation spread on over 18 Kanals of land.

A police team headed by SDPO Awantipora Shri Mumtaz Ali Bhatti- JKPS along with Executive Magistrate, SHO PS Awantipora and officials of Revenue department destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread on 03 Kanals of land at Bahu, Awantipora. Another team of Police led by SHO PS Pampore along with officials of Revenue and Excise department destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread on 5 Kanals of land at Samboora.

Similarly, two more teams of Police led by SHO PS Tral and In-charge PP Aripal along with officials of Revenue and Excise department destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread on about 10 Kanals of land at Monghama, Lurgam, Seer, Syedabad Pastuna and Lurow.

Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered against the illegal poppy cultivators in their respective police stations and investigation has been initiated.

Meanwhile in Sopore, a Police party from Police Station Sopore headed by SHO PS Sopore along with officers from Revenue Department destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread over 02 kanals of land at Arampora Sopore.

Accordingly, cases vide FIR Nos. 91 & 92/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against such anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

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