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J&K police busts major inter-state narco-terror module; Drugs worth over Rs 45 crore seized

Jammu and Kashmir police along with Army and CRPF have busted a major Narco-terror module by arresting ten persons and recovered arms and ammunition and 9 Kg heroin from their possession.

On specific information, Baramulla Police along with Army and CRPF at a checkpoint established at Bandi Uri signalled a Maruti Swift vehicle to stopped, but the person driving the said vehicle tried to flee from the spot.

“However the alert joint party stopped the said vehicle tactfully in which three persons were travelling. They have been identified as Sajid Ahmad Shah son of Mohammad Nazir Shah resident of Lalpora Lolab, Kupwara, Sharafat Khan son of Lal Badshah Khan resident of Keran Kupwara and Shahid Hussain son of Wali Mohammad Rather resident of Khaipora Tangmarg.  During checking, the joint party was able to recover some quantity of contraband substance (Heroin) and arms/ammunition along with cash from the said vehicle. All the three persons were arrested” a statement by police read. 

Upon questioning, the officers learnt that the ammunition and contraband substance was received from across the LoC to provide aid to the terrorist outfits. The accused persons also disclosed that some deliveries had been taken by some other parties.

In such series of actions, following persons identified as Reyaz Ahmad Hajam, Adil Bashir and Angraz Singh of Ajnala, District Amritsar Punjab were arrested.  One Hyundai Verna, Scooty, cash and some contraband substance (Heroin) besides arms/ammunition were seized.

Police party from Baramulla headed by Additional SP and assisted by Jammu Police also arrested four more accused persons from Jammu. They have been identified as Raman son of Prem resident of Housing Board Colony Ferozpur Punjab, Rohit son of Gopal Chand resident of Bastia border road Ferozpur, Punjab, Krishan son of Vijay Kumar resident of Bastia border road Ferozpur Punjab and Fayaz Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Ashraf resident of Keran Kupwara. From their possession, Indian currency worth Rs.16 lacs were recovered and an Eicher Canter truck was also seized.

The total incriminating materials recovered from their instance includes 10 Chinese grenades, 4 Chinese Pistols, 4 Pistol Magazine, 20 Pistol rounds, Indian Currency Rs 21.5 lacs, Heroine 9 Kg (worth Rs 45 crores) and 2 cheques (Amounting Rs 100,000).

Besides, 3 vehicles (Eicher Canter Truck bearing registration number PB13AR-8956, Hyundai Verna bearing registration number DL7CM-9873 and Maruti Swift bearing registration number JK01AP-0040) and a Scooty bearing registration number JK01AA-1827 were also seized.

In this connection, a case FIR No. 63/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Uri and further investigation is going on

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