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In a first, 5 bank accounts of Kashmir drug cartel frozen, ‘three big suppliers’ arrested

In a first, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have frozen bank accounts of drug cartel in the region where drug addiction has been growing at an alarming case.

The Anti Narcotics Task Force on Monday froze five bank accounts amounting to over Rs 54.27 lakh of a drug cartel, a report said.
“The head of this cartel is Masood Ahmed Dar of Bijbehara of Anantnag,” Superintendent of Police Jammu Vinay Sharma said in Jammu.

“All the amount has been proven to be proceeds of the narcotics,” he said, adding these orders are a first of its kind in which bank accounts have been frozen.

The process involves proving such accounts to be proceeds of narcotics.

The case, after full investigation, had gone to a competent authority which had given orders to freeze the bank accounts.

“We have arrested two big suppliers — Salman Khan and Amit Saxena of Delhi and Jehangir of Kashmir,” Sharma said.

While Salman and Amit were pumping pharmaceutical drugs into Kashmir, Jehangir was supplying narcotics to rest of the India from Kashmir,” he said.

This cartel had been running an illicit trade by supplying hashish from Kashmir valley to other parts of the country and also supplying and distributing psychotropic drugs in the disputed region.

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