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JAMMU: Police on Monday
nabbed five narcotics smugglers and recovered contraband from their possession.
As per the details,
during intervening night of October 20-21,
2019, a party of Police Post Talwara headed by SI Ashiq Ali during search of accused in case vide FIR
No.218/17 under Sections 363 and 376 RPC in the area of Sirla Bhaga noticed two
persons trying to escape from the police.
After hectic efforts, police apprehended one person while his accomplice managed
to escape by taking advantage of darkness. During enquiry, the person disclosed
his name as Mukesh Sharma, son of Krishan Chand, resident of Koundrian Tehsil
Katra District Reasi. During his personal search three Challis (68 grams) of
Charas and one small plastic box containing 41.30 grams opium were recovered.
The accused person was arrested and during enquiry he disclosed that the other
accused person who fled away from the spot was Hem Raj (owner of Capri at
Bhaga) of Bhaga who is also indulged in business of narcotics drugs in this
area with him. On this, a case vide FIR
No.188/2019 under sections 8, 20, 21 and 29 NDPS Act was registered at Police
The whole operation was
conducted under the supervision of Vaseem Mehmood, Dy.SP Hqrs Reasi, and Shiv
Kumar Chauhan Addl.SP Reasi and under the overall control and command of Rashmi
Wazir SSP Reasi.
Meanwhile, Udhampur Police
during Naka in the area intercepted a tanker and during search of vehicle, recovered
60 kg poppy straw from it. The smuggler identified as Gagandeep Singh, resident
of Ludhiana was nabbed and a case under relevant sections of law was registered
Jhajjar Kotli police also
nabbed two drug peddlers and recovered 14 kg poppy straw from their possession.
The duo has been identified as Malkeet Singh, resident of Jalandhar and
Bhupinder Singh, resident of Bathinda. A case under relevant sections of law
was registered against them.
Satwari police also nabbed
a drug peddler near Gadigarh who was on a bike and recovered 30 gm heroin from
his possession. The accused has been identified as Pardeep Gupta, resident of
Shakti Nagar. His accomplice managed to flee from the spot.
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