`War on drugs: DGP Swain calls for strict action against peddlers, traffickers

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Jammu:  Director General of Police RR Swain has called for strict action against the criminals involved in drug peddling in Jammu and Kashmir.

  “The (narcotic) trade is extremely dangerous, as it not only destroys the younger generation but is also being used to generate funds to support terrorist activities,” Swain said, addressing a monthly crime review meeting here on Thursday.

He directed the officers to take strict and well-planned action against the criminals involved in the drug trade.

The DGP also directed them to maintain the record of drug peddlers as well as of drug consumers so that action is initiated more comprehensively, a police spokesperson said.
Swain impressed upon the officers to make a ‘master list’ of repeatedly offending vehicles and also directed for indexing of drivers and vehicles found involved in the transportation of drugs.

He stressed the classification of victims, peddlers, and dealers and impressed upon the officers to look forward and background linkages benefiting from past experiences.

During the meeting, the spokesperson said several crucial aspects of improving the investigation and disposal of crime cases particularly drugs and bovine smuggling were deliberated upon.

“The crime picture of a district or zone should highlight the rate of disposal and quality of disposal of the crime cases registered, and to improve the efficiency of crime disposal, we must create a comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate database of the criminals,” the DGP said.

“A robust crime case database will help in utilizing the data for investigations,” Swain said.

The DGP directed the officers to take strict action against bovine smugglers, as the trade is often associated with various other unlawful activities including transportation of criminals and unlawful material.

“Strict action must be initiated against the vehicle owners whose vehicles are repeatedly used for the trade,” he said.

As an added incentive to motivate the officers, the DGP announced that those who demonstrate exceptional performance in the investigations would be rewarded with the best district and best police station.

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