Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests Indian Army jawan for smuggling narcotics worth Rs 40 crore

Reported By : Shahnawaz Khan| Updated On : 26 Nov , 2017 , 11:00 PM
Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests Indian Army jawan for smuggling narcotics worth Rs 40 crore (Representative Image)
Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests Indian Army jawan for smuggling narcotics worth Rs 40 crore (Representative Image)
New Delhi:

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday arrested an Indian Army jawan for allegedly carrying eight kilograms of heroin from Kunjwani area.

The state police have identified the arrested as Mohammad Anwar. During questioning he told the police that he is deployed in Kashmir’s Kupwara district. He also claimed that he left his unit and was on leave.

According to Jammu and Kashmir police officials the narcotic material seized from the Indian Army jawan is valued upto Rs 40 crores in the market.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Jammu) Vivek Gupta said, “Anwar was a serving personnel and his claims are being verified.”

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu SDS Banwal said, “An army man has been apprehended after receiving intelligence inputs. State police and Special Operation Group (SOG) had set a checkpoint at Kunjwani. He was boarded on a Delhi-bound bus. Eight packets of heroin has been recovered from him.”

Also read| Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces arrest Pakistani LeT terrorist from Kupwara

The army man’s arrest was made two days after the state police had arrested four people in Jammu. Police had seized more than 15 kilograms of heroin from the arrested.

First Published : Sunday, November 26, 2017 10:53 PM
Download the News Nation Mobile App and stay connected with top stories from India and around the world. Available on Android and iOS.