- “Wiping out drug menace another big challenge”
- “Peace established at Sopore once a hotbed of militancy”
- “All arrangements to be put in place for smooth Panchayat polls
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Saturday said that Jammu & Kashmir is moving towards becoming a “militancy free region” and the police will now take on drug challenge tooth and nail.
“Jammu and Kashmir is all set to become a militancy free region. Militancy is at an all-time low and the number of militants is very less. We are working to eradicate remanants of militancy,” the DGP told reporters on the side-lines of a function at District Police Lines (DPL), Sopore. He said that police will now take on the challenge of drug menace and will ensure to eradicate drug abuse and narco-smuggling from J&K.
“Sopore was once known as a hot bed of militancy and today business is flourishing everywhere here. Peace prevails on roads and there is a smile on the faces of people,” the DGP said. He was accompanied by DIG north Kashmir range, Vivek Gupta.
He said after militancy, the next challenge is drug smuggling. “We are committed to make J&K a drug free place,” he said.
To a query about two incidents where Sikh community members were found dead in Baramulla and Tral, the DGP said that such incidents are general ones. “Police have taken cognizance of both incidents and there is no need to worry. FIR has been lodged and probe is on,” he said. “The case of death of Sikh community member from Baramulla has been handed over to the Crime Branch.”
On Panchayat polls preparations, the DGP said that all arrangements are in place and police will ensure smooth polls as and when they are held.
Earlier, addressing the policemen, the J&K police chief said that there will be a drastic change in policing as provisions are going to be made, where a police officer won’t easily take SHOship (Station House Officer) post.
“We have set up two committee’s in PHQ that will ensure the completion of syllabus within a framed time,” he said. “Our lives are for people, peace and prosperity and we are committed to it.”
The DGP urged the policemen to continue their good work for which they are being hailed by the masses. “Not only on local level, countrywide Jammu and Kashmir Police’s policing is being appreciated and hailed. In the last parliamentary session the country’s Home Minister hailed our relentless services for being on the forefront in every situation. That’s indeed a compliment. Got wishes, praises for that and all credit goes to you (police),” he said and congratulated the policemen for their services.
The DGP said: “Let’s continue our work and with each passing day, we should improve our output. There was a time when Srinagar and other pockets of Kashmir were reverberating with the Zakir Mussa, Geelani and Naikoo’s slogans, but that period is over as those people who used Kashmir people don’t exist anywhere now. Kashmir is witnessing a peaceful atmosphere now,” he said. where now and there is complete peace now.”