Srinagar: Police on Sunday claimed to have recovered narcotics worth crores during an investigation related to a weapon smuggling case in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
In a statement, Police said that on 13th of October, acting upon a specific input, a joint search operation was launched by Kupwara Police and Army’s 6 JAK Rifles which culminated in the recovery of arms and ammunition.
The officials said that 5 pistols, 10 pistol magazines, 5 grenades, 138 4.9 mm rounds were recovered.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 78/2020, u/s 7/25 Arms Act was registered in Police Station Karnah and thorough investigation was taken up.
The statement further stated that during investigation, three suspects namely Tanveer Ahmed Khan, son of Ab Rashid Khan, resident of Teetwal Karnah; Sajad Ahmed Kakroo, son of Bashir Ahmed Kakroo, resident of Gundishat, and Zakir Hussain Shah, son of Ali Haider Shah, resident of Takia Bahadurkot were brought for questioning in connection with their involvement in cross-border narco-weapon smuggling.
“During sustained questioning and upon their disclosure, five packets of brown sugar-like substance weighing approximately 5.5 kgs has been recovered from the home courtyard of one of the accused namely Tanveer Ahmad Khan, son of Ab Rashid Khan, resident of Teetwal Karnah,” the statement said.
“All the three accused have been arrested and further investigation u/s 8/21 and Ss 13, 18 and 39 UAPA Act is underway.” GNS