Srinagar, Jul 25: Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered 11 grams of brown sugar from him in the summer capital, Srinagar.
A police spokesperson said following specific information about presence of militants, a checkpoint was established at Gojwara Chowk in Srinagar. ''Police intercepted a person at the checkpoint and recovered 11 grams of brown sugar and cash worth Rs 22,200 from him,'' he said.He said the accused, identified as Altaf Ahmad Najar alias TK Khan, was immediately taken into custody.
''Police have registered a case and initiated investigation to nab other people involved in drug trafficking,'' he said.He said community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood, adding that persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.
''Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,'' he added.UNI