Notorious drug peddler detained in J&K

A notorious liquor smuggler and drug peddler has been detained in south Kashmir`s Kulgam district.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2012, 13:45 PM IST

Srinagar: A notorious liquor
smuggler and drug peddler has been detained in south Kashmir`s Kulgam district, police said.

Tariq Ahmad Bhat of Khudwani village was allegedly
running an illicit trade of drug peddling and liquor smuggling
in Kulgam area, a police spokesman said adding he has been
detained under the Public Safety Act.

A huge cache of liquor was recovered during a raid in
December last year after which a hunt was launched to nab
Bhat, who was finally arrested earlier this month, police
said.

On the recommendation of the police, the Kulgam District
Magistrate has ordered Bhat`s detention under PSA, which
allows his detention for two years without a trial, and
lodged him at District Jail Kathua, the spokesman said.

PTI