3 drug peddlers arrested, contraband substance seized: Police

Police on Tuesday said it arrested three drug peddlers and seized contraband substance from their possession

A statement said officers at a checkpoint established near Shamshan Bhoomi Gate intercepted three suspicious persons identified as Hilal Ahmad Sheikh of Palpora Pamposh Colony, Muhammad Rafeeq Kalo of Noorbagh and Arshid Ahmad Mir of Rainawari.

During checking, the statement said, the officers recovered contraband substance from their possession. “They have been arrested and shifted to police station Karan Nagar,” said the statement.

A case (FIR No. 58/2020) under relevant sections of law has been registered in the police station Karan Nagar and investigation has been initiated, said the statement.

Meanwhile, police party from police station Khanyar raided a gambling site at Brarinambal Babademb following an input about gambling activities and apprehended two gamblers, said a separate statement. They have been identified as Feroz Ahmad Renzu of Tabardar Mohalla Khanyar and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat of Sheeshgari Mohalla Khanyar.

The statement said officers seized playing cards and stake money of Rs 9,080 from the gamblers. “They have been arrested and shifted to police station Khanyar where they remain in custody,” said the statement.

It said a case (FIR No. 72/2020) under relevant sections of law has been registered in the police station Khanyar and investigation has been initiated.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding social crimes in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in criminal activities will be dealt as per law,” said the statement. “Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of crime.”