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DGP Dilbag Singh slams Pakistan for narco-terrorism in J&K

The DGP said that terrorism targets individuals but drugs affect families and society as a whole and added that we all have to work collectively to put an end to this menace.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Slamming Pakistan for targeting the youth by pushing in drugs under its narco-terrorism policy, DGP Dilbag Singh on Saturday emphasised that drug abuse is a bigger enemy than terrorism.
The DGP was addressing youths at a cricket match in the Doda-Kishtwar Range and also presiding over a joint meeting to review the security scenario in the area.
The DGP said that terrorism targets individuals but drugs affect families and society as a whole and added that we all have to work collectively to put an end to this menace. He said that like terrorism, the source of spreading the menace of drugs in J&K is Pakistan that has evil intention to destroy our youth and generate funds for terror groups.
He said as new peddlers 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 that Jammu and Kashmir Police is taking stringent measures against drug trade, adding that 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.
With regard to terrorism, the DGP said that the chapter of terrorism is by and large closing and attributed the success to youth and people of J&K for their support in war against terrorism. He said that it was not possible defeat terrorism without the support of people of J&K.
He said that Pakistan and its agencies are continuously making attempts to revive the terror base here by misguiding the youth and added that everyone has to play a role in thwarting anti-peace elements.
Earlier, the DGP held a joint review meeting at Delta Force Headquarters at Dharmund where GOC, Delta Force, Major General Ajay Kumar, DIG, DKR Sunil Gupta and other Army and police officers were present. The meeting was also attended by ADG, CRPF, J&K Daljit Singh, ADGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh, IGP CRPF Jammu Sector, PS Ranpise, SP Ramban Ms. Mohita Sharma and other senior police officers and commandants of Army.
During the meeting 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. Counter measures for narco trade and weapon dropping were also discussed.
The GOC briefed the DGP regarding the measures taken by the counter terrorism grid in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban areas.
The DGP also inaugurated Checking Plaza at Banihal near Navyug Tunnel which will provide a separate checking place for Kashmir vehicles and will help in smooth traffic management in Banihal.