Over 3000 arrested for selling narcotics,illicit liquor in J-K | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Aug 24, 2017-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Over 3000 arrested for selling narcotics,illicit liquor in J-K

Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 3273 people have been arrested in connection with selling of narcotic items and illicit liquor during last three years in the state.

india Updated: Apr 08, 2015 16:03 IST

Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 3273 people have been arrested in connection with selling of narcotic items and illicit liquor during last three years in the state.

In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA Satpal Sharma in the Assembly, Minister for finance Dr Haseeb Drabu said that 3273 persons have been arrested by the police for selling narcotic items and illicit liquor during last three years till December 31, 2014.

Of these, 2180 people have been arrested in Jammu region and 1093 from Kashmir region, he said, adding that 1891 people have been arrested for selling narcotic items and 1582 such people were arrested for selling illicit liquor.

As many as 543 people have been convicted in these cases,he said adding they included 465 in Jammu and 78 in Kashmir.

However, no person has been put behind bars during last five years for trafficking or drug formulation, he said.

In another case, 418 persons were arrested for smuggling of liquor during last three years and fine of Rs 9.54 lakh
have been imposed on them, he said.