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Drug peddler, gamblers nabbed in Srinagar

SRINAGAR

A drug peddler was arrested along with 120 bottles of contraband cough syrup codeine phosphate in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar city, police said on Thursday.

“A police party headed by SHO Lal Bazar laid a naka in their jurisdiction and during checking, the suspect identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar @Bilal Mindi son of Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Soura 90 feet was intercepted. On checking, 120 bottles of codeine phosphate were recovered from his possession,” said a spokesman.

“A case FIR number 65/2018 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been taken up.”

Meanwhile, five gamblers were arrested along with some stake money after police raided a gambling den in Khanyar area of Srinagar city.

“A police party headed by SHO Khanyar raided a gambling site near Dastageer Sahib Khanyar. During the raid five gamblers were arrested and stake money of rupees 12,820 was recovered from the gambling site,” the spokesman said.

“A case FIR number 73/2018 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been taken up,” he added.

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