TSL News Network
SOPORE, Feb 1: Police in North Kashmir’s Sopore arrested nine persons following an action against those involved in drug dealings in the area
Nine persons identified as Ishrat Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Kabir Mir resident of Adipora Sopore, Shabir Ahmad Shalla son of Farooq Ahmad Shalla resident of Shalimar Colony, Azad Ahmad Mir, Basharat Ahmad Mir son Nazir Ahmad Mir resident Hib Dangerpora, Manzoor Ahmad Sofi son of Bashir Ahmad Sofi resident of Naharpora Sopore, Maqsood Ahmad Bhat son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Hib Dangerpora, Irfan Ahmad Shalla son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Shalla resident of Sadiq Colony Sopore, Ishfaq Ahmad Shalla son of Mohammad Abdullah Shalla resident of Sidiq Colony Sopore and Fayaz Ahmad Parray son Jan Mohammad Parray resident of Chinkipora Sopore were arrested for drug supply offences. They were travelling in two vehicles bearing registration numbers DL8CS 0941and JK05A 0182 and were intercepted by a police party at a naka in Budden area of Sopore. Officers at the checkpoint have seized 37 bottles of codeine phosphate.
They have been taken in custody and a case under relevant sections of law stands registered. Police has said that its consistent actions against drug peddlers are aimed to end this menace of drug addiction. It should reassure the community members and encourage them to come forward with any information pertaining to drug peddling in their neighborhood.