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Twelve people have been taken into preventive custody today for their alleged involvement in unlawfulactivities especially drug peddling, taking the number of such detentions to 28 in two days, an official said.
Senior Superintendent of Police in Rajouri Yougal Manhas said the arrests were part of the efforts to ensure "peacefulatmosphere" in the district.
"On the orders of the executive magistrate, 12 people weretaken into preventive custody from Thanamandi, Budhal and Kandi, and lodged at district jail," the official said.
Yesterday, the police had arrested 16 people, while 30 otherswere taken into preventive custody a few months ago, Manhas said.
"Some notorious criminals and drug peddlers are being detained under Public Safety Act (PSA)," the SSP said and reiterated the police's commitment to end drug peddling in thedistrict and taking stern action against those involved.
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