Banihal, August 01: On a specific information regarding movement of some valley based drug peddlers in Banihal area, naka point at T chowk was strengthened and personally supervised by senior officers. The checking was intensified and during the process frisking and checking of commuters coming from Railway station side, two of them were found in possession of 240 bottles of Codeine phosphate, 600 tablets and 200 capsules, all banned substances.
In this regard case FIR No 107/2019 U/S 8/21 NDPS Act stands registered at PS Banihal and investigation taken up. During preliminary investigation, the duo disclosed their identity as : 1. Shahzad Ahmed S/O M. Maqbool Khawja and 2. Kaiser Ahmed S/O Ali Mohd Mir, both Rs/O Watergam, Baramulla. They had bought the consignment from valley side to sell it to the youth of Banihal and surrounding areas. Further investigation into the case is in progress.
The arrest as well as recovery of the banned drug has been made by police team headed by Insp Abid Hussain Bhukhari, SHO PS Banihal under the supervision of Sajjad Sarwar SDPO Banihal and Sanjay Parihar Addl SP Ramban and overall supervision of Ms Anita Sharma SSP Ramban.“`