Inspector General of police, Abdul Gani Mir has directed the Police administration to deal with the drug peddlers with iron hands and at the same time has sought the help of the Imams, teachers and respectables in tackling the menace of drug addiction.
Mir who was speaking at a Police Public meet at district Kupwara Wednesday said that we have lost one generation to militancy and we cannot afford to lose another generation to addictions. Highlighting the drug de-addiction services provided by the police, he assured full help to the people affected by this menace and who want to get rid of it.
In response to demands highlighted by the people on the occasion, IGP Kashmir announced opening up of police post at Aawora J/D of P/S Trehgam and assured that he will take up the demand of opening up of SDPO office at Trehgam with authorities.
Mir said that road traffic accidents are consuming more and more lives and many people die on roads these days. He directed the Police authorities to launch a special drive against the drivers who are found over speeding, driving without license and other motor vehicle related crimes. He further advised that the minors should be discouraged from driving and the owners of such vehicles should be brought to the book.
With regard to the verification conducted by the police for jobs or passports the IGP Kashmir said that these services have been brought under the ambit of “Public Services Guarantee Act.” (PSGA) by the Government and are to be completed within a stipulated time. If any official is found delaying the process, the people should bring it to notice of his supervisory officer and the erring officials will be penalized. He said in the past we have penalized even SHOs under this Act.
The IGP impressed upon the policemen to bring in them, attitudinal changes particularly at the police station level. He said that the Station House officers and policemen should be sensitive towards the help and the assistance, sought by the general public who visit police stations when they are in distress and need.
In this Awami Darbar respectables citizens of Kupwara district and chairmen of various associations put forth their demands before the IGP Kashmir.
IGP Kashmir, later on, addressed a police Darbar. In this police darbar, he assured all possible help to the police men and said that he is well aware of the problems and grievances of his subordinates particularly the jawans. He directed the supervisory officers to take more and more jawan friendly measures. He impressed upon the jawans and officers to increase their professional competence by honing all their skills in today’s age of transparency and accountability. The IGP listened to the problems put forth by the jawans and issued on spot redressal orders in some cases. The IGP Kashmir also chaired a security review meeting of the district.