Govt Okays Anti-Narcotics Task Force Wing In Kashmir Police

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday approved creation of anti-narcotics task force (ANTF) wing in Jammu and Kashmir police to fight the drug menace in the Union Territory.

The Home Department today accorded sanction to setting up of ANTF under the overall superintendence and control of Inspector General of Police, Crime Branch J&K. The new wing will have strength of 100 police personnel, including one  Superintendent of police, One Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nine Inspectors, 18 Sub-Inspectors and 52 Constables, reads an order issued today.

“It is further ordered that while effecting transfers/postings it shall be ensured that 50% of Sub-Inspectors, to be posted to ANTF shall be direct recruits,” reads the order issued by Shakeel Ur Rehman, Special Secretary to the Government.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh has thanked the Lt. Governor G C Murmu and his administration and said that the creation of force on police proposal will help in fighting the drug menace in the UT.

“This will be yet another special wing within the police department to deal with crimes related to drugs and their trafficking,” Singh added.

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