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Trio Detained Under PIT-NDPS Act in North Kashmir

Three individuals have been detained under the Prevention of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988 (PIT NDPS) in Kupwara district, according to an official report on Tuesday. The detainees, identified as Shabir Ahmad Hajam, Azad Ahmad Khan, and Waseem Ahmad Shah, were recommended and subsequently detained for their deep involvement in drug-related activities. The official stated that the trio’s involvement was established on multiple occasions.

Shabir Ahmad Hajam, a resident of Chek Halmatpora, Azad Ahmad Khan from Chalgund Haihama, and Waseem Ahmad Shah from Harkarpora Awoora have all been lodged at Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu. Confirming the detentions, a senior police officer reiterated the district police’s zero-tolerance policy towards the drug menace. The officer expressed determination to ensure that the district becomes a drug-free zone in the near future.

The crackdown on drug-related activities underscores law enforcement’s ongoing efforts to combat the illicit drug trade in the region. Kupwara district, like many other areas, faces challenges posed by narcotics and psychotropic substances, necessitating stringent measures to curb their circulation. The detentions signal a proactive approach by authorities to tackle drug trafficking and addiction, which have detrimental effects on individuals and communities alike.

Efforts to root out drug-related crimes often involve collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and local communities. Public cooperation and awareness play crucial roles in identifying and reporting suspicious activities related to drug trafficking. By maintaining vigilance and supporting law enforcement initiatives, communities can contribute to creating safer environments free from the scourge of drugs.

The detention of the three individuals serves as a warning to those involved in illegal drug activities, reaffirming the consequences of engaging in such practices. It also sends a message that law enforcement agencies are committed to upholding the law and ensuring the well-being of society. Moving forward, sustained efforts will be necessary to address the root causes of drug abuse and prevent its proliferation in Kupwara district and beyond.

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