132 Drug Peddling Cases, 200 Arrested In Srinagar in 2022, So Far

SRINAGAR: A top police officer revealed to the District Level Committee of Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) in Srinagar that they have registered 132 cases in drug peddling in which 200 arrests have already taken place. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar heads the Committee.

During the meeting, an official spokesman said the Superintendent of Police, apprised the chair about the overall scenario of drug abuse in Srinagar and measures taken to curb the menace. He informed the meeting that around 1200 drug-affected persons visited the Youth Development and Rehabilitation Centre at Eidgah for treatment and about 200 victims have been treated successfully at the Centre.

Besides, the officer said 132 FIRs were registered against drug peddlers and narcotic smugglers, while over 200 were arrested during the current year. During this period, 1400 victims of substance abuse were rehabilitated.

“With regard to the containment of drug peddling, it was given out that PSA has been slapped against 30 peddlers in the district and about 50 persons involved in the trafficking of the drug menace are behind the bars,” the spokesman said.

The DC asked the officers of all line departments to work in coordinated efforts to contain the drug peddling to break the supply chain and take stringent action against the persons involved in the dangerous trade of drugs.

The DC said in order to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged rehabilitation, counselling and guidance policy is being implemented on the ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace. He sought cooperation from the families particularly from parents to overcome the menace among the youth which also leads to other social evils and crimes. He said religious heads and parents have an important role to keep youngsters away from the use of drugs and also the family support for the affected people could lead them towards a normal life.

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