Challenge of drugs will be faced akin to militancy: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police on Friday said the challenge of drugs will be faced as strongly as the challenge of militancy is being faced.

Taking to reporters on the sidelines of a function organised to throw open the 18th Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme and in collaboration with J&K Football Association, the DGP said that stringent action has already been taken against all those involved in drug trade for the greater good of the society. “The challenge of drugs will be faced as strongly as the challenge of (militancy) is being faced” He said as per statement issued here to GNS, adding, “People of J&K have to continue their support against the drug menace.”

Referring to the threat letters being issued, the DGP said that “the level of some people have stooped so low that they have nothing to do and now they are trying to damage the spirit of harmony and brotherhood of the people of J&K”.

Regarding the tournament, he said, the event is being organised to pay tributes to martyrs. He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is organizing a number of tournaments and events throughout the year in order to provide platforms to the youth of J&K. “These programmes bridge the gap between the department, youth & people  and also spreads a message of peace in the society.”

In the afternoon the DGP J&K chaired an officers meeting at PCR Kashmir to review the security scenario of Valley. The meeting was attended by ADG CRPF DS Choudhary, IGP CRPF Srinagar Ops Sector Ms Charu Sinha, ADG Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR Sujit Kumar, SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal, SSP Budgam Tahir Salim Khan and SSP Ganderbal Nikhil Borkar.

The officers briefed the DGP J&K regarding the security scenario and measures taken in their respective jurisdictions, the police spokesperson said in the statement.(GNS)


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