Says because of cross-border involvement in large scale smugglings of narcotics, a large number of youth falling to drugs

JK News Today

Srinagar, August 03:

The Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh today had a tour of Srinagar City and took stock of the on ground deployment and later visited Police Youth Development Centre Srinagar and reviewed its functioning.

The DGP was accompanied by ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, M.K Sinha, ADGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR, Sujit Kumar, SSP Srinagar and other jurisdictional officers.

During the tour the DGP visited many places of Srinagar city which included Noorbagh, Sadepora, Sangam, Eidgah and other areas of the old city. He reviewed on ground security and deployment arrangements. While interacting with the officers, the DGP said that every measure enforced by JK Police and other security forces is aimed to safeguard the lives of the people. The DGP said Pak is continuously attempting malicious & false propaganda to vitiate the growing peace in J&K and added that JKP along with other security forces has been working and would continue to work for providing better environment to the people.  

He later visited Youth Development & Rehabilitation Centre Srinagar and took stock of its functioning. During his visit he interacted with the staff and the affected persons admitted in the centre. He said because of the cross-border involvement in large scale smuggling of narcotics, a large number of youth are falling to the drug menace and added that we need to fight their evil intentions collectively. He said that those who come out from this habit deserve respect in the society. He appreciated the staff for ensuring effective functioning of the centre. The DGP assured all possible help from Police Headquarters for further improving the facilities in the centre.

The DGP said that JK Police besides taking care of the drug affected persons is working hard to stop the spread of drug menace in J&K, adding that J&K Police in recent past seized a huge quantity of drug consignments sent from across the border aimed to harm our youth and generate funds for the terror groups.

The staff of Drug de-addiction centre apprised the DGP regarding the function of the centre. During the current year a total of 2451 OPD and 247 IPD drug affected persons have been treated in police drug de-addiction centres in the UT.