Police arrests 01 drug peddler, contraband substance recovered

SRINAGAR, JULY 18 : Police in its recent action targeting drug dealings in Srinagar arrested one person at a checkpoint and seized contraband substance from his possession.

One person identified as Ishaan Najar son of Ghulam Qadir Najar resident of Pathar Masjid Zaina Kadal was arrested for drug supply offences and shifted to Police Station Karan Nagar where he remains in custody.

Officers at the checkpoint established near Syed Mansoor Bridge intercepted a motor cycle bearing registration number JK01L-0605 and seized Charas weighing 105gms from possession of Ishaan Najar. Two wheeler has also been seized in the matter.

Case FIR No. 29/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation has been taken up

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

Highway Restrictions In Valley Cause Huge Economic Loss,

Srinagar July 18 : The Jammu and Kashmir state is at the risk of facing 2,000 Crore Rupees loss due to the highway restrictions ahead of Amarnath Yatra. The Jammu and Kashmir government on July 1 barred civilian traffic movement for five hours daily between 10am to 3 pm on a 96-km stretch of Jammu-Srinagar national highway between Nashri and Qazigund to allow unrestricted access to the Amarnath pilgrims. The highway connects the Kashmir to the outside world. The restriction on the highway is to continue for 46-day Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage. A similar ban was imposed, following the February 14 car bomb along the highway in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed, on civil traffic in April on highway between Baramulla and Udhampur for two days a week to ensure safe movement of security convoys during the parliamentary election. However the ban was completely lifted on May 21. While talking to KNB regarding highway restrictions, a fruit dealer on anonymity basis said “It is very unfortunate that the govt. imposed restrictions along the highway. It affects our horticultural and other production adversely. We have some variety of fruits like Centros (Aaerr), Pear (Tang) which rot very quickly if they get stuck in the traffic. It hurts our economy. Hasnain Masoodi while referring the Union Budget 2019-2020 anti-farmer said, “with little relief to the 22 crore farmers: combining PM Kissan Saman Yujna with the budgetary demands helps the government to conceal the downslide in budgetary allocations for agriculture and farmer welfare. The benefit under Saman is to elude 55 percent of the farmers as the benefit is linked to land and 55 percent of the farmers are landless” Masoodi also said the government is showing negligence towards removing the bottle necks for increased production of Saffron “the most important crop of the state”.

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