STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Police on Tuesday nabbed five drug peddlers in separate actions and recovered over 531 Kg poppy straw from their possession.As per details, during a routine Naka checking, a police team from Police Station Udhampur stopped a truck (PB02BV 7767) for checking at Jakhani Naka, near Udhampur. During search, 108 Kg of poppy straw like substance was recovered from the vehicle. The driver of truck, identified as Kashmir Singh, son of Gareeb Singh, resident of Merka, Amritsar and Helper, Resham Singh, son of Lal Singh, resident of Chande, Amritsar were arrested and a case vide FIR No. 435/2020 under Section 8/15 of NDPS Act was registered against them at Police Station Udhampur.Meanwhile, a police party from Jhajjar Kotli Police Station led by SHO Rajesh Khajuria, during checking, intercepted a truck on National Highway near Suketar, Jhajjar kotli. During thorough search of vehicle, 23.850 Kg poppy straw (Bhukki), which was concealed in special cavities, was recovered by the Police.Both the driver and helper, identified as Satnam Singh, son of Gurbaksh Singh, resident of Nanak Nagar and Jagjeet Singh, son of Jaswant Singh, resident of Nanak Nagar were arrested and a case vide FIR No. 142/20 under Sections 8/15/20/25/29 of NDPS Act was registered against them at Police Station Jhajjar Kotli.In another incident, Bari Brahmana Police intercepted a truck, which was on its way to Punjab, during a Naka and recovered 4 quintals poppy straw from it.The accused driver, identified as Nirmal Singh, resident of Hoshiarpur was arrested and a case under relevant sections of law has been registered against him.
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