War against drugs ; 1685 drug peddlers arrested, 1021 NDPS cases registered in 2022: Police
Says 138 drug peddlers detained under PIT NDPS Act
Srinagar: Police across Kashmir have registered 1021 NDPS cases during the last year, a police spokesman said,
He said 1685 drug peddlers including 138 notorious drug peddlers were detained under PIT NDPS Act during the previous year as well.
“Huge quantity of different types of contraband and psychotropic substances were recovered,” he said.
He said that mass campaigns including 1098 ‘Thana Divas’ meetings, 1206 Police Community Partnership Group meetings, Police Public Meetings, Counselling at Drug De-addiction Centers, engagement of youth in sports activities through Civic Action Programmes (CAP) were held by police across the districts of Kashmir valley to eradicate the drug menace and to create awareness among the general public and to seek their cooperation.
Furthermore, police busted many narco-terror modules in which 35 accused persons were arrested during the year 21-22 and apart from huge contraband banned substances, cash, arms & ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered, the spokesman said.
“Around 1685 persons were arrested in 1021 NDPS related cases and out of them, 138 notorious drug peddlers were got booked under PIT NDPS Act,” he said.
The spokesman said that during investigation of NDPS cases, out of 1021 registered cases, 917 cases were speedily challaned before different courts of law against the involved accused during 2022.
“Contraband, psychotropic substances seized include about 212 Kgs Charas, 56 Kgs Heroine, 13 Kgs Brown Sugar, 1127 Kgs Bhang, 4355 Kgs Poppy Straw, 1567 Kgs Fukki, 03 Kgs Ganja, 10979 Intoxin Syrup & 135052 capsules and tablets in 1021 NDPS cases,” the spokesman said.
He said that contraband and psychotropic substances seized in 167 cases stands destroyed after fulfilling the due process of law.
“The destroyed substances include 219 Kgs Poppy Straw, 97 Kgs Charas/charas powder, 4508 syrup bottles, 194 Kgs Bhung and 461 Kgs Fukki,” he said.
He said that during different drives against drug menace, illegally cultivated poppy and bhung spread on about 1020 Kanals of land was also destroyed by police across Kashmir.
ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar has assured that in the current year the ‘war against drug menace’ shall continue with more vigour and strict action against the persons involved in drug menace shall be taken on all fronts by police, the spokesman said.
The ADGP has requested the community members to be part of the campaign by coming forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood.
“Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace and to secure the future of our youth.”