Police to classify narco dealers on the lines of terrorists: DGP January 17, 2024

Jammu : Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain declared that just like police has classified the terrorists in A, B and C categories, the narcotic dealers will also be classified and stern action under law will be taken against them as he sought support of the families to curb the menace.

“Narcotics is a poison. It doesn’t grow here but comes from across. Funds generated from narcotics are being used to finance terrorism in J&K. We will be doing a massive mapping and categorizing the narco-dealers like we have classified terrorists in A, B and C category. We will soon be able to frame a list of narcotics dealers A, B and C,” Swain told reporters on the side-lines of the closing ceremony of Police Martyrs Cricket tournament final match at Kathua district.

Flanked by Additional DGP Jammu Zone Anand Jain and DIG Jammu-Samba-Kathua Range Shakti Pathak, the DGP said more de-addiction centers will come up in J&K.

“We will track big fish through the victims of narcotics who are willing to come out of the menace. We will be fighting a decisive battle at a military level and root-out narco-trade from J&K soil,” he said.

Swain assured that victims of the drug menace will be helped with a view to effectively combat the narcotics issue. He also sought cooperation and support of parents, families and media fraternity in curbing the drug rackets.

He added that police have lost 1650 brave men so far in line of duty and as per the resources available at the own level and at the disposal of J&K administration, families of police martyrs are being taken care of. He said 6000 bravehearts from different forces of the country have made supreme sacrifices in Jammu and Kashmir and 1650 of them are from Jammu and Kashmir Police.

“As already stated by LG Manoj Sinha that Sainik Colonies will come up in Kashmir and Jammu, these colonies will accommodate families of police martyrs as well. Children of the police martyrs will get hostel facilities in these colonies that are set to come up in the next two years,” the DGP said.

He acknowledged the support of both Central and Jammu and Kashmir Governments in helping families of the martyrs and also expressed commitment of Jammu and Kashmir Police to them.

To a query about the security situation in Rajouri-Poonch, Swain said that security forces are working out to wipe out terrorism and dismantle its eco-system wherever it exists.