Srinagar: Police on Monday said that they have arrested two NIT students and a Biryani seller after a video went viral in which these youth were seen caught by Nishat locals with liquor in Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

In a handout to GNS, the police said that today a video surfaced on social media wherein a few locals of Nishat claimed to have caught a few drunkards/ drug abusers in the higher reaches of Nishat area. The video was purportedly of 31/07/22 evening.

The police spokesman further stated that the matter was discussed with the locals and after hectic efforts the boys were identified & held.

Two among them were identified as students from NIT Srinagar, who were carrying 3 bottles of liquor while as the third one has been identified as a biryani seller at Lal Chowk, he said.

Pertinent to mention that Police Station Nishat has already been working with the locals of the area from the last 3-4 months, with special focus on this area known as ‘Laila Majnoon’ hillock which has become a hub of immoral activities according to the locals, he said.

Due to persistent efforts of the police station a lot of change has been witnessed in the recent past with over there with the youth being counselled, sent to regabilitation coupled with legal actionas well, he said.

Due to persistent efforts of the police station a lot of change has been witnessed in the recent past with over there with the youth being counselled, sent to rehabilitation coupled with relevant legal action as well.
Srinagar police reiterates its pledge against social crimes and solicits the cooperation of the general public in bringing such issues to their notice on the narcotic helpline number : 9596770550, reads the statement.(GNS)

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