Drug Abuse Bigger Enemy In Kashmir Than Terrorism Now: DGP

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)

Doda- The Director General Police, Dilbag Singh said on Saturday that the chapter of terrorism is by and large closing and attributed the success to youth and people of Jammu and Kashmir for their support in war against terrorism.

Singh also emphasized upon the youth to spread the message of drug free society and said that drug abuse is a bigger enemy, than terrorism today, a police spokesperson said.

The DGP made these remarks during the closing ceremony of cricket tournament under the theme (Khelo Khel Bhuloo Nasha) here on Saturday.

He said that it was not possible to“win over the terrorism” without the support of the people of J&K.

Recalling his tenure as SSP Doda, Singh said that despite difficult circumstances, people of the area always stood for peace.

“Pakistan and its agencies are continuously making attempts to revive the terror base here by misguiding the youth,” the DGP said, adding that everyone has to play its role in thwarting anti-peace elements.

He said that the smiling faces of youth today indicate the return of good times in the area and hoped that youth would provide their support in strengthening the peace further.

Emphasizing upon the youth to spread the message of drug free society, the DGP remarked that drug abuse is a bigger enemy, than terrorism today.

“Terrorism targets the individuals but drugs affect the families and society as a whole. We all have to work collectively to put an end to this menace,” he said.

Lashing out at the neighbouring country for its evil intention to destroy our youth and generate funds for terror groups, the DGP said that like terrorism, the source of spreading the menace of drugs in J&K is Pakistan.

“As new persons are getting involved in the illicit trade of drugs it is the duty of every citizen to identify these persons and help the police in taking action against them,” he said.
Police, he said, are taking stringent measures against the drug trade.

“Around 1200 cases have been registered and 2000 involved have been arrested during the year so far. These figures itself indicate the magnitude of the problem,” he added.

Earlier, the DGP held a joint review meeting at Delta Force Headquarters at Dharmund where. He was received by GOC, Delta Force, Maj Gen Ajay Kumar, DIG, DKR Sunil Gupta and other army and police officers.

During the meeting, the police spokesperson said that threadbare discussion was held regarding the present security scenario and existing challenges.

“The officers also discussed highway security measures. The DGP emphasized for enhancing synergy between the forces and for putting in joint efforts in eliminating the remaining terrorists in J&K,” he said.

The spokesperson said that counter measures for narco trade and weapon dropping was also discussed during the meeting.

The GOC briefed the DGP regarding the measures taken by the counter terrorism grid in Doda, Kishtwar and in Ramban areas.

The DGP also inaugurated Checking Plaza at Banihal near Navyug Tunnel which will provide a separate checking place for Kashmir based vehicles and will help in smooth traffic management in Banihal particularly near the Navyug Tunnel, the spokesperson said.

Speaking on the occasion, he said, the ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh added another term to“Bhuloo Aatankwad”, to Khelo Khel Bhuloo Nasha”

The ADGP said that many attempts are being made from across the borders for misleading the youth of J&K adding that barring a few cases the youth of Doda have foiled these attempts.

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