JK Set to Become ‘Terror Free Region’: DGP Dilbagh Singh


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Saturday said the UT is moving towards becoming a “terror-free region” and the police will now take on the drug challenge tooth and nail.

Terrorism is at an all-time low and the number of terrorists is very low. We are working to eradicate remnants of terrorism, DGP told reporters on the sidelines of a function at District Police Lines (DPL), Sopore. “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 hotbed of militancy and today business is flourishing everywhere here. Peace prevails on roads and there is a smile on the faces of people. After terrorism, the next challenge is drug smuggling and we are committed to making 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 the probe is on,” he said. “The case of death of a 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—(KNO)


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