6 drug peddlers booked under PSA
Varmul, Mar 16: The authorities have slapped Public Safety Act on six drug peddlers saying their free movement posed big threat to the people.
“They were actively involved in this illicit trade and responsible for the menace in the town” said a top police official.
The arrested have been identified as Rabi Singh of Rangwar, Sameer Ahmad Mir of Noor Bagh Varmul, Riyaz Ahmad Hajam of Syed Karim, Parvez Ahmad Lone of Qazi Hamam, Bilal Ahmad Balla of Syed Kareem and Iqbal Ahmad Bandey of Sangri Colony. All the six persons have been sent to the Udhampur jail.
The decision of invoking PSA on the drug peddlers had been hailed by the people who demanded severe punishment for others involved in the crime.
“The people involved in this trade should be given exemplary punishment as the drug addiction had ruined several families,” Ghulam Hassan told Greater Kashmir.
Meanwhile, police also claimed to have booked three more persons involved in the timber smuggling under PSA.
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