SAMBA: Under the preventive sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Samba Police has detained 12 vagrants who were found wandering close to a “Chitta” hotspot. These arrests were made within the jurisdiction of the Bari Brahmana and Vijaypur Police Stations (PS). The vagrants were reportedly apprehended at odd hours when they snuck into notorious “Chitta” hotspots of Sarore, Balole Khad, and Rakh Barotian where patrolling has been intensified. The arrests were made during a special drive launched by Samba police on the orders of Senior Superintendent of Police, Benam Tosh.The apprehended vagrants have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmed son of Mohd Hussain of Talwara Kansipatta tehsil and district Reasi, Vishal Saini, son of Sham Lal of Chatha Satwari at present Gangyal district Jammu, Jashan Choudhary son of Mohd Ishaq of Channi Himmat, Stadium Morh district Jammu, Saleem Choudhary, son of Khurshid Ahmed of Channi Himmat district Jammu, Nanu Kumar, son of Babu Ram of Chatha tehsil and district Jammu, Ankush Sharma, son of Subash Chander Sharma of Dhyansar tehsil Bari Brahmana, district Samba, Sahil Saggar, son of Romesh Kumar Saggar of Nanak Nagar Jammu, Manpreet Singh son of Bupinder Singh of Jevan Nagar Jammu, Karan Singh son of Diwan Chand of Kanthan, tehsil Arnas district Reasi, Suraj son of Bupinder of Sohan Pur district Vishali (Bihar), A/P Bari Brahamana, Joney Kumar alias Joney, son of Janak Raj of Joian Nandpur, tehsil Arnia district Jammu and Surjeet Kumar alias Seetu, son of Buti Ram of Joian Nandpur tehsil Arnia district Jammu.A proper preventive legal action has been initiated when all 12 vagrants were seen strolling around suspiciously close to the notorious “chitta” hotspots of Sarore, Balole Khad Bari Brahmana, and Rakh Barotian. Under the direction of SDPO Rahul Nagar, SDPO Vijay Kumar, and Additional SP Surinder Choudhary, a police squad made up of SHO Police Station Bari Brahmana Sumit Sharma and SHO Police Station Vijaypur Sandeep Charak made the arrests. As police patrolling has increased around suspected heroin hotspots in the Samba district and vagrants are being apprehended, Senior Superintendent of Police Samba Benam Tosh has appealed to parents, guardians, teachers, and elders of the community to ask senior students and youth to avoid wandering near known “Chitta” hotspots.