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Property of notorious drug peddler attached by Police in Kulgam

Last Updated on January 16, 2024 at 6:07 pm

Continuing its stringent action against drug peddlers, Police in Kulgam today attached property (under construction house) on 10 Marla of land bearing survey No. 622 belonging to a notorious drug peddler namely Barkatullah Mir son of Mohd Abdullah Mir resident of Buchroo, Kulgam under section 68-F (2) of NDPS Act 1985. 

The property was identified as illegally acquired property during the course of investigation/enquiry conducted by Kulgam Police. The property was prima facie acquired from illicit trafficking of narcotic drug and psychotropic substances by the owner. Pertinently, the said drug peddler is involved in Case FIR number 69/2021 of Police Station Kulgam and FIR number 03/2018 of Police Station Yaripora.

This action reaffirms the commitment of Police to combat the drug menace. Local people of the area have hailed the initiative of Police with regard to the attachment of immovable property, which has been raised/used from illicit trafficking of narcotics by the drug peddler.

Meanwhile, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from their possession. 

A Police party of PS Kulgam during patrolling at Bypass Kulgam near Chatabal Bridge, intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Mohd Sadiq Waza son of Ghulam Muhammad Waza resident of Ziyaratgali Kulgam and Bashir Ahmad Sheikh son of Gull Mohd Sheikh resident of Chawalgam who after noticing Police party tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully. During search, officers were able to recover 07 Kilogram of Grinded Cannabis Powder filled in the bags from their possession.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 09/2024 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kulgam and investigation has been initiated.

Police urged the common masses to contact nearest police establishment or dial 112 to report cases related to drugs.