DGP visits the city of Srinagar; visits Srinagar Youth Development and Rehabilitation Center

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Says that due to cross-border involvement in large-scale narcotics smuggling, a large number of young people are falling into drugs

Srinagar, 03 August: Chief Police Officer Shri Dilbag Singh today paid a city tour of Srinagar and provided an update on the field deployment and then visited the Youth Development Center of Srinagar Police and reviewed its operation.

The DGP was accompanied by ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, Shri MK Sinha, ADGP Kashmir, Shri Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR, Shri Sujit Kumar, SSP Srinagar and other jurisdictional officers.

During the tour, the DGP visited many places in the city of Srinagar including Noorbagh, Sadepora, Sangam, Eidgah and other areas of the old city. He reviewed the provisions relating to ground security and deployment. While interacting with the officers, the DGP said that every measure applied by the JK Police and other security forces is aimed at protecting people’s lives. The DGP said that Pak continuously tries to make malicious and deceitful propaganda to vitiate the growing peace in J&K and added that JKP and other security forces have worked and will continue to work to provide a better environment for the people.

He then visited the Srinagar Youth Development and Rehabilitation Center and gave an update on its functioning. During his visit, he interacted with staff and affected people admitted to the center. He said that due to the cross-border involvement in large-scale narcotics smuggling, a large number of young people are falling under the threat of drugs and added that we must collectively fight against their evil intentions. He said those who come out of this habit deserve respect in society. He appreciated the staff for ensuring the efficient running of the center. The DGP ensured all possible assistance from the Prefecture of Police to further improve the centre’s facilities.

The DGP said that the JK police, in addition to dealing with people affected by drugs, are working hard to stop the spread of the drug threat to J&K, adding that the J&K police recently seized a huge amount of drug shipments sent across the border aimed at harming our youth and generating funds for terrorist groups.

The staff of the detoxification center informed the DGP of the functioning of the center. During the current year, a total of 2,451 OPD and 247 IPD drug addicts were treated at police drug rehabilitation centers across UT.

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