Book drug peddlers, poppy cultivators under PSA: DGP Dilbag Singh

Book drug peddlers, poppy cultivators under PSA: DGP Dilbag Singh

Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh today exhorted upon police officers to book habitual drug peddlers and poppy cultivators under Public Safety Act.

These directions were given by DGP during his visit to Budgam and Awantipora to review the security, law and order and crime scenario of these districts. He also inaugurated monitoring cell at DPL Budgam.

According to police spokesperson, the DGP directed the district SSP to make strong cases against the identified individuals who are habitual offenders in drug peddling and poppy cultivation.

"The process of registering and challaning such cases should be on fast track and the culprits booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) as well in suitable cases," the DGP said, directing the district SSP to review the security of peoples' representatives on a regular basis.

He said that Police has to ensure that other crimes are under check and cases of social crime, drug peddling etc must be registered and investigated professionally. He emphasised quality and transparent investigation of all kinds of heinous crime so that the criminals are brought to law.

While addressing the Darbar at Budgam, the DGP appreciated the role of J&K Police personnel along with other security forces in combating militancy.

"We need to be more focused and determined so that long lasting peace is achieved for the people here. The continued coordination and collective efforts are required for achieving the desired results," he said.

Chairing the jurisdictional officers meeting at Awantipora, he complemented the Police and security forces for clearing the footprints of Hizb from Tral.

He directed the officers that while dealing with any situation they should ensure that law-abiding people were not put to any inconvenience during their day-to-day activities.

SSP Budgam Amod Nagpure and SSP Awantipora Tahir Saleem Khan briefed the DGP about the measures being taken to further tighten the security arrangements in their respective districts.

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