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High Profile Narcotics Smuggler Shot Dead Near LoC In Jammu And Kashmir: Police

Jammu and Kashmir Police said the slain narcotics smuggler worked with his brother terrorist Sadiq Shah—a prominent figure as a launching commander and supplier of narcotics and weapons from POK.

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An alleged narcotics smuggler was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Karnah area of frontier Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

According to the news agency PTI quoting police officials, police found the body of Mukhtar Ahmad Shah, 42, in Haridal forest area near the Line of Control in Karnah on Monday night after some gunshots were heard.

"Preliminary investigations suggest that the deceased has been killed by rival narcotics smuggling gang members or rival terror operatives," the report quoted police spokesperson as having said.

Shah's body has been transferred to SDH Tangdhar for necessary medico-legal procedures, it said.

A case has been registered and a thorough investigation has been initiated, the report mentioned.

The report quoting police spokesperson said Shah was a high-profile narcotics smuggler and a person of significant interest in the region. 

He had been found involved in two cases of narcotics and weapons smuggling in the recent past and had confessed to orchestrating the transportation of substantial quantities of narcotics and weaponry across the border. 

"His association with his brother, Sadiq Shah, a prominent figure as a launching commander and supplier of narcotics and weapons from Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK), underscores the depth of his involvement in these illicit activities. Sadiq Shah is himself charge sheeted in narco-terror cases and happens to be a top terrorist commander based in POJK.”
 

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