5 cops had been amongst 17 individuals arrested as a significant narcotics smuggling module, originating from Pakistan, was busted within the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police stated on Friday.
“In one among its greatest successes in opposition to drug smuggling and peddling within the district, Police has arrested 17 individuals, together with 5 policemen, a political activist, a contractor and a shopkeeper from totally different areas of the districts of Kupwara and Baramulla, unearthing one other narcotics smuggling module originating from Pakistan,” a police spokesman was quoted as saying by information company PTI.
He said that whereas working tirelessly to determine and prosecute drug peddlers within the north Kashmir district, police honed in on a number of drug peddlers in Kupwara city and its surrounding areas.
“On a tip-off, one Mohammad Waseem Najar – a poultry store proprietor and inhabitant of Darzipura, Kupwara – was caught with some amount of narcotics from his non-public home,” added the spokesperson.
Based on the spokesman, after preliminary investigations, Najar admitted to being a member of a giant group of drug peddlers and revealed the identities of a few of his associates from the district in addition to the Uri space of district Baramulla who had been taking part on this unlawful enterprise.
“Subsequent raids had been performed at varied locations throughout the district and 16 extra individuals had been arrested,” he added.
Based on the assertion, amongst these arrested had been 5 law enforcement officials: Haroon Rasheed Bhat, Irshad Ahmed Khan, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Zahid Maqbool Dar, and Constable Abdul Majeed Bhat.
Ishfaq Habib Khan, a political activist, was additionally amongst these detained.
Tahir Ahmed Malik, a resident of Rigipora, Khursheed Ahmed Khan, a dry fruits shopkeeper and his son Imtiyaz Khan, Tamheed Ahmed Khan, a Pakistan-based terrorist handler, Roman Mushtaq Bhat, a resident of Uri in Baramulla, and Asif Rashid Hajam, a resident of Batergam in Kupwara, was additionally arrested, in accordance with the spokesman.
Abid Ali Bhat, a resident of Bohipora in Kupwara, Tanveer Ahmad Wani, a contractor, Nadeem Javed of Uri in Baramulla, and Tahir Ahmad Khan, a resident of Boniyar in Baramulla, had been additionally detained by varied groups of Police Station Kupwara, in accordance with him.
On this case, Shakir Ali Khan, a Pakistan-based terrorist handler initially from Keran, has emerged as the first narcotics provider to his son Tahmeed Khan on this aspect of the Line of Management (LoC).
The cracking of this module has as soon as once more revealed the direct involvement of Pakistan-based terrorist handlers in trafficking narcotics into the Kashmir Valley with the objective of destroying Kashmiri youth, in accordance with the spokesman.