The accused have been identified as Nazir Ahmed Malik, a panch from Ward No. 9, Arshad Hussain, a panch from Ward No. 2 and Irfan Ahmed Mir, all residents of Shopian.The accused were on way to Shahadra Sharif from Shopian, when their car was intercepted by the police near Thanamandi around 6.30 pm on Wednesday.
During search of the vehicle, the police seized about one kg charas. The police immediately arrested the three occupants of the car and impounded the vehicle.
The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act at Thanamandi police station and police were interrogating them to know the source of the contraband and to whom it was meant.