Book bovine smugglers, drug peddlers under PSA: DGP

Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Monday directed his officers to book bovine smugglers and drug peddlers under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Chairing a high level meeting of range DIGs and SSPs here, the DGP said, “Make strong cases against the individuals who are habitual offenders in drug peddling and bovine smuggling. Process of registering and challaning such cases should be expedited.”

He directed the officers to book these criminals under Public Safety Act (PSA).

“Quality and transparent investigation should be assured so that the criminals get convicted,” he added.

DGP Singh complimented the Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel for maintaining peace and order in Jammu and Kashmir. “Besides fighting militancy, the Police have to assure that other crimes are also kept under check,” he added.

Referring to the welfare of next of kin of slain policemen the DGP said, “Police families are indebted to the sacrifices made by our men.” He also emphasized upon district officers to hold meetings with the retired police personnel on regular basis and ensure that their grievances are looked into.

The DGP directed officers to follow up the land acquisition issues for building infrastructure. He also impressed upon officers to put the law and order equipments to optimum use.

Meanwhile, ADGP CID Dr B Srinivas and IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh briefed the DGP about the security and crime situation across the Union Territory. They also shared their inputs and sensitized the field officers.

The DGP and the officers observed two minutes silence to mourn the death of DIG, CRPF Shalinder Kumar Singh and his driver who died in a road accident last evening near KhooniNallah on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.