Srinagar-Muzaffarbad bus service suspended


The Karvan-e-Aman (Peace Caravan) Bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad has been suspended indefinitely, official sources said.

The sources said the decision was taken after PoK authorities conveyed their decision to suspended travel and trade along the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road till the issue regarding the arrest of their driver is resolved.

Anayat Hussain, a resident of Muzaffarabad, was arrested following recovery of the narcotics substance from his vehicle on Friday. A local trader Zahoor Ahmad Malla, who was to allegedly receive the consignment, has also been taken into custody.

A case under Section 8/21 of NDPS Act has been registered against the duo and investigations started. Authorities on Friday recovered 305 packets of suspected contraband substance from an orange-laden truck coming from PoK on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road.

The security officials during routine checking of goods imported from PoK at Salamabad Trade Facilitation Centre in Uri stumbled upon few packets suspected to be Brown Sugar in a box of oranges in one of the vehicles.

During detailed checks of other boxes, the officials found four to five packets of about 10 grams each in every box of oranges.