Two persons arrested for possessing ‘Saussurea Costus’ in north Kashmir

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Handwara police today arrested two persons along with endangered medical herbs in the border area.

A statement issued to a local news agency, Kashmir News Service (KNS), reads, “a police party of Border Police Post Bungus while on routine patrolling at Dhani Bhak Bungus apprehended two persons who had attempted to evade the police party in a suspicious manner. Both the persons were travelling with horses laden with bags. On search of the bags, around 2 kg of endangered medical herb, Saussurea costus, was recovered.”

The persons have been identified as Aamir Hussain Sheikh, son of Khak Hussain Sheikh and Sadiq Ahmad Khandil son of Mohd Ashrif Khandil both residents of New Gabra Kernah.

A Case FIR No.58/2022 U/s 379 IPC, 26 IF Act has been registered in Police Station Qalamabad and an investigation. initiated (KNS)

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