2 NIT students among 3 held for drug abuse and boozing at hillock in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 2 (Bureau) Two NIT students are among the three people held by J&K Police for alleged drug abuse and boozing at the famous ‘Laila Majnoon’ hillock in the Nishat area of Srinagar. Police said the three were detained after a video surfaced on social media wherein a few locals of Nishat claimed to have caught a few drunkards and drug abusers in the higher reaches of Nishat area. The video was purportedly of July 31 evening.Police said after hectic efforts the boys were identified and held. “Two among them were identified as NIT Srinagar, who were carrying three bottles of liquor while as the third one has been identified as a biryani seller at Lal Chowk,” a police spokesman said.

It added 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. “Due to persistent efforts of the police station a lot of change has been witnessed in the recent past with several youth being counseled and 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,” the spokesman said.