Police launch anti-drugs helpline number

Police today launched a helpline to strengthen its intelligence mechanism for nabbing drug peddlers and smugglers.

In a statement, police spokesperson said “the step has been taken keeping in mind the well being of the society in general and particularly the rising concerns for drug-addiction in District Srinagar.”

“Srinagar Police requests general public to provide information related to drug peddling. Drug menace is one of the major problem faced by the state and is taking heavy toll on the young generation and society as a whole,”

Senior superintendent of police Srinagar Dr. M. Haseeb Mughal while dedicating the helpline to general public said that “anyone who has any information about drug-peddling can contact on helpline number 9596770538, or send us WhatsApp messages, pictures & videos as well.”

“This helpline will be open 24X7 and the identity of the person revealing the information will be kept secret. The information providers will also be awarded suitably, if the information proves to be genuine and leads to recovery of drugs,” SSP said.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace,” he added.