Srinagar, Jul 30: Police on Friday arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband from him in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
A police spokesperson said that following specific information, a checkpoint was established at Bongund Dooru in Anantnag. “Police intercepted a suspicious person at the checkpoint and during checking recovered 250 grams of charas from him,” he said.
He said the accused, identified as Ghulam Mohammad Malik, was immediately taken into custody. “A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Dooru and investigation has been taken up,” he said.
He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood, adding persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt 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,” he added.