Cop Says Black-sheep Encourage Drugs, Police Rebuts Saying Cop Is Rank Addict

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SRINAGAR: A policeman had accused some unidentified officials of his organisation of encouraging the drug addiction. He alleged this was being done merely for money. He also talked about his violence against him.

Identified as Azad Ahmad, he had come to Srinagar’s press enclave to reveal that an SHO and SDPO rank officers were taking bribe from drug addicts and peddlers. He claimed to have proofs also.

A day later, however, the police spokesman formally reacted to the allegations. The spokesman issued the following statement:

“Yesterday one suspended Ct Azad Ahmad Dar (PID EXK-111504) son of Late M Shafi Dar resident of Tankipora Shaheedgunj Srinagar, appeared before the press at Press Enclave and levelled serious allegations against a Police officer.

It is to state that the said constable is a drug addict and figures as main accused as drug peddler in two NDPS cases, FIR No 27/2019 of PS Nishat (challaned on 10.12.2019) and FIR no 58/2020 of PS Shergarhi (under investigation).

The said constable is running absent since his suspension 02/10/2020, so his uniform being torn by a Police Officer doesn’t arise.

The said constable has earlier been awarded three major punishments after the outcome of departmental enquiries ordered in his acts of indiscipline earlier.

Ct Azad has been placed under suspension four times during his four years tenure in Srinagar District for various violations.

The said constable is a habitual offender and it is highly possible that he was under the influence of drugs even when he was addressing the press in order to gain sympathy from the general public and hide his misdeeds.

There is a proper platform to address such grievances, if any. His going to press is testimony of him being defiant and indisciplined.

JK Police being a highly disciplined organisation does not ascribe to these acts of indiscipline.”

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