Man held with 100 kg poppy straw in central Kashmir

Police on Saturday said it arrested a man and recovered over 100 kilos of poppy straw from his possession.
Man held with 100 kg poppy straw in central Kashmir
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Police on Saturday said it arrested a man and recovered over 100 kilos of poppy straw from his possession.

A police spokesperson said that Budgam police during Naka checking at Yarisutru, Khansahib apprehended a man carrying a gunny bag.

"On its checking, police recovered 10 Kilograms of Poppy Straw. The arrested man was identified as Ghulam Hussain Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Yarisutru," he said.

Police registered a case FIR number 9/2016 under section 08/18 NDPS Act in Police Station Khan Sahib and further investigation was taken up, he said.

During the investigation, he said, the accused revealed that he has dumped a huge quantity of Poppy Straw at his home. Accordingly SDPO Khansahib, Naib Tehsildar Khansahib, DYSP Ops Budgam and SHO Police station Khansahib rushed to the house and recovered poppy straw packed in bags weighting 100 Kilograms, he said.

He added that further investigation in this regard is going on.

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