'2 drug peddlers among 6 arrested in Handwara, Srinagar'

Jammu and Kashmir police Thursday claimed to have arrested a suspected drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession, here. Besides, four persons were also arrested for allegedly attacking cops while a search was being conducted at the suspected rug peddler’s house.

The police said, “Officers at a checkpoint established at TRC Crossing Handwara intercepted a Santro Car, without registration number, and arrested one Prince Parvaiz Hanji of Maratgam. While searching the car, the cops recovered heroin which was concealed in a polythene bag. However, one Sahil Shafi Banday of Maratgam, who was also in the car, managed to escape from the spot.”

Upon questioning, police said, the arrested man disclosed that he had more contraband substance hidden in his house. “A team was deputed to conduct a search, but the people inside the house pelted stones at the cops and also attacked them with sticks while trying to prevent the search,” they said.

Four persons were arrested on the spot, they said.

Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested a suspected drug peddler from Srinagar as well.

“During checking ar Gojwara CHowk, one Altaf Ahmad Najar, alias T K Khan, of Pather Masjid, Zainakadal, was intercepted and upon his search, 11 grams of brown sugar and Rs 22,200 cash was recovered,” they said.