Chapter Of Militancy Is By And Large Closing: DGP

SRINAGAR: Director General Police J&K Dilbag Singh on Saturday said that chapter of militancy “is by and large closing.”

He also termed drug abuse as a bigger enemy than militancy today and emphasized upon the youth to spread the message of drug free society.

“The chapter of (militancy) is by and large closing,”news agency GNS quoted DGP as having said and attributed the success to youth and people of J&K for their support, according to a police spokesperson in a statement to GNS.

He said that it was not possible to “win over” the militancy without the support of the people of J&K. “Pakistan and its agencies are continuously making attempts to revive the (militant) base here by misguiding the youth.”

The top police officer of J&K had a day long tour of Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban range where as a chief guest at the closing ceremony of cricket tournament under the theme (Khelo Khel Bhuloo Nasha) at Doda, he distributed trophies and prizes among the teams and players. He earlier chaired Joint officers’ meeting at Delta Force Headquarters Dharmund Ramban and took stock of the security scenario of the Doda-Kishtwar Range.

The DGP was accompanied by ADG, CRPF, J&K Daljit Singh, and ADGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh on his tour.

DGP J&K while speaking on the occasion congratulated the two finalists for displaying skillful performances.

The DGP emphasized upon the youth to spread the message of drug free society. “Drug abuse is a bigger enemy than (militancy) today.”

He said that militancy targets the individuals but drugs affect the 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 militancy, the source of spreading the menace of drugs in J&K is Pakistan who has “evil intention to destroy our youth and generate funds for (militant) groups.

He said as new persons 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 the 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.

ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh while speaking on the occasion said that the tournament has been organized under the theme “Khelo Khel Bhuloo Nasha” and added that I want to add another term in it which is “Bhuloo Aatankwad”. The ADGP said that many attempts are being made from across the borders for misleading the youth of J&K adding that barring a few cases the youth of Doda have foiled these attempts. He said that it is a very pleasant moment for all of us as the DGP J&K and ADG CRPF have come here to encourage the teams. He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has been working with and for the people, and would continue to do so for the good of the society.

Earlier, the DGP held a joint review meeting at Delta Force Headquarters at Dharmund where on his arrival he was received by GOC, Delta Force, Maj Gen Ajay Kumar, DIG, DKR  Sunil Gupta and other army and police officers. The meeting was attended by ADG, CRPF, J&K  Daljit Singh, ADGP Jammu Zone  Mukesh Singh, IGP CRPF Jammu Sector,  P.S Ranpise, DIG, DKR  Sunil Gupta, SP Ramban Mohita Sharma and other senior police officers and commandants of army of the range.

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 militants in J&K. “Counter measures for narco trade and weapon dropping was also discussed during the meeting”.  The GOC briefed the DGP regarding the measures taken by the counter militancy grid in Doda, Kishtwar and in Ramban areas.

The DGP also inaugurated Checking Plaza at Banihal near Navyug Tunnel which will provide a separate checking place for Kashmir based vehicles and will help in smooth traffic management in Banihal particularly near the Navyug Tunnel.

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