Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have arrested 32 gamblers and two drug peddlers in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir’s district Anantnag.
In a statement issued here a police spokesperson said, “Continuing its drive against drug dealings and social crimes, Anantnag Police have arrested 32 gamblers and two notorious drug peddlers in Pahalgam area. Stake money of more than two lacs was seized from the gamblers and huge quantity of contraband substance was also recovered from the possession of drug peddlers,”
Adding that Srinagar police have also arrested three gamblers from the city’s Dalgate area.
The spokesperson said that following inputs about gambling activities in Pahalgam, police party from police station Pahalgam under the supervision of SDPO Pahalgam raided different areas of Pahalgam and apprehended 32 gamblers.
“Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹2,39,000/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station Pahalgam where they remain in custody,”
“Cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Pahalgam and investigation has been initiated,” the spokesperson said.
Apart from arresting gamblers, Pahalgam Police have also apprehended 02 notorious drug peddlers. Officers were able to recover 30 Kgs of Poppy straw from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Pahalgam where they remain in custody.
Subsequently Case FIR No. 43/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pahalgam and investigation in the matter has been initiated.