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.”
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.