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Drug abuse a big challenge before J&K Police: DGP Dilbag Singh

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SRINAGAR: Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh Wednesday said that drug abuse had become a big challenge for J&K Police.
Singh was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the newly constructed District Police Office Srinagar at Sherghari.
He said that drug abuse was affecting the lives of people and family environment and there was a need to tighten the noose against the persons indulging in the trade.
SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal too acknowledged that a big challenge the police in Srinagar was facing, was 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.
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 was being taken to ensure a peaceful atmosphere.
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.
On the occasion, the DGP chaired a review meeting with senior Police officers and jurisdictional gazetted officers.
At the outset of the meeting, DGP was briefed about the present security scenario of the district by the jurisdictional officers. He was also apprised about the present law and order situation and crime scenario in the district.
Drug abuse, social crime and militancy-related incidents were also discussed in the meeting.
DGP while addressing the meeting complimented the efforts of District Police Srinagar for providing better police services to the people.
He said that Srinagar city being the central place of the valley and also the summer capital was of utmost importance.
Police, he said, shared the responsibility of various tasks in policing and taking care of welfare of the police personnel.
The DGP hoped that the new premises will increase the efficiency of the Srinagar police further.
He 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.
The new premises will house the office of SSP Srinagar, Additional SP and Dy SP Headquarter Srinagar.
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.
Police has requested General public to visit the new District Police Office complex Sherghari for any official assignment or redressal of grievance.

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