Udhampur, April 26
Udhampur Police today claimed to have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 25 kilograms Poppy Straw from his possession.
The arrested drug peddler has been identified as Dharam Pal son of Milkhi Ram of Sangwal Jalandhar, Punjab. Police said that on the tip off, a police party of Police Station Udhampur laid down a surprise naka at Jakhani chowk and intercepted a truck bearing registration number PB08CH-3826. During search of the said vehicle, police party recovered 26 kilograms of Poppy straw. Police at once arrested the driver of the truck and seized the recovered material along with truck. Police said that the accused person was transporting the contraband from Kashmir towards Jammu/Punjab. In this connection, a case FIR number 187/2017 is registered under relevant sections of law in Police Station Udhampur.
During investigation the accused disclosed that he has purchased the narcotics from Bijbehara Srinagar. Further investigation of the case is going on.