Drug Abuse Big Challenge For Police: DGP


SRINAGAR — Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh on Wednesday termed drug abuse as a big challenge for the Police and called for tightening the noose against the persons indulging in the trade.

Chairing a review meeting with senior police officers here, he said that the increasing trend of drugs have to be arrested as it is affecting the lives of people and family environment.  

The meeting was chaired by the top police officer after inaugurating the functioning of District Police Office Srinagar from Sherghari complex. The new premises will house the office of SSP Srinagar, Addl. SP and Dy.SP Headquarter Srinagar.

“The DGP while addressing the meeting, complimented the efforts of District Police Srinagar for providing better police services to the people,” a spolice spokesman said in a statement issued here.

He said that Srinagar City being the central place of the valley and also the summer capital is of utmost importance and district Srinagar Police shares aptly the responsibility of various tasks in Policing as also taking care of welfare of the police personnel. 

The DGP also released a handbook on Cyber Crime Awareness. The handbook has been prepared by Cyber Crime Police Cell Srinagar to bring awareness among the general masses about the cyber crimes and precautions to be adopted to protect themselves from the adverse impact of cyber technology.

Earlier, SSP Srinagar Dr. Haseeb Mughal thanked the DGP on behalf of the official of District Police Srinagar for providing better working facilities. Briefing about the security situation in the district he said that every step is being taken to ensure a peaceful atmosphere. He said that Srinagar Police is doing multitasked work be it safe passage of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, the security of yatries, traffic management or handling of social crime. He said that big challenge Srinagar Police is facing to curb the growing trend of drug abuse in the district. He assured the DGP on behalf of District Police that all measures will be taken to eradicate the drug menace from the district by taking strict action against the persons indulging in this malpractice.

Earlier, on his arrival to the new complex the DGP was presented guard of honour by the contingent of District Armed Reserve (DAR) Srinagar. He inspected different sections of the office and interacted with the officials working there.

The multi-storey building with 1010.2 sq. meter plinth area has been constructed with modern facilities under Police Moderation Scheme to accommodate different police offices. Police Station Sherghari and Cyber Police Station are also functioning from the new complex.

The meeting and inaugural function was attended by ADsGP Dr. B. Srinivas,  A.K Choudhary, SJM Gillani,  A.G Mir, IsGP  S.S Khandare,  J.P Singh,  Vijay Kumar,  Alok Kumar,  Surinder Gupta,  S. Ahfadul Mujtaba,  S.P Pani, DIG CKR  V.K Birdhi, AIsGP PHQ  Mubassir Latifi,  Rajeshwar Singh,  Manoj Pandit and other senior police officers.

District Police Headquarters was earlier functioning from ZPHQ complex Balgarden Srinagar. The District Police Headquarters (office of the Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar) will now function from this Sherghari complex. General public are requested to visit the new District Police Office complex Sherghari for any official assignment or redressal of grievance. The new address of District Police Office is District Police Headquartersm Sherghari Srinagar pin code 19009 Phone No. 0194-1311324 Fax 0194-2311322.

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