Udhampur: A man died after being hit by a vehicle, while another one was arrested along with heroin and cash over one crore during a dramatic chase by police in Udhampur district, police said here on Thursday.
In a statement, issued to the news agency Kashmir News Observer, police said that on Wednesday patrolling party of police station Udhampur which was on duty near Gole Mela patrol pump noticed two persons moving in a suspicious manner
The statement reads that on seeing the police party both persons ran towards the main road and one person while on the run was knocked down by an unknown vehicle and said person got seriously injured.
It reads that the police party on duty immediately shifted the injured person to the district hospital from where he was referred to GMC Jammu and during treatment he succumbed to his injuries.
“He has been identified as Mukhtiar Ahmed son of Khalil ur Rehman of Kupwara. His other accomplice namely Jagtar Singh son of Jarnail Singh of Punjab was immediately nabbed and after a thorough search of his vehicle heroine approximately 250 gm was found along with huge cash amounting to Rs 1, 91, 34, 030 of different denominations was recovered,” it reads.
It reads that on this a case under relevant sections has been registered and an investigation has been set into motion.
“Preliminary investigation reveals that both the persons were involved in the narco trade. However, a detailed investigation of the case is going on,” the statement concludes.