Jammu Kashmir Police on Monday booked 3 drug peddlers under Public Safety Act (under NDPS Law).
Police said the drug peddlers were identified as Nisar Ahmad Shiekh S/o Late Habibullah Shiekh R/o Sheikh Colony Kani Dewar, Hawal Srinagar, Bashir Ahmad Bhat S/o Ghulam Rasool Bhat R/o Barbarshah Srinagar, and Rayees Ahmad Hakak S/o Fayaz Ahmad Hakak R/o Gulbarg Colony Zakoora.
Police said that first two detenues have been lodged at District Jail Baramulla and the third detenue has been lodged in Distt. Jail Kupwara in pursuance to detention warrants issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
Police said that during the current year, 30 cases have been registered and 53 persons have been arrested under punitive laws so far in the NDPS law. “The drug menace is causing irreparable damage to the society especially to the wellbeing of the youth. The menace of drug abuse has taken shape of a serious challenge on the national and international level. It has also been witnessed that drug addicts subsequently have been found indulging in other crimes, which makes the addiction the worst crime,” police said.