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Property acquired through drug trade to be seized by J&K police

Last Updated on June 7, 2023 at 7:02 pm

The Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh today chaired a review meeting of Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) at police headquarters in Srinagar.

The course of action to uproot the drug menace and narcotic trade from J&K was discussed during the meeting.

The meeting was attended by Spl DG Crime J&K A.K Choudhary, ADGP (Hqrs) PHQ M.K Sinha, Bhim Sen Tuti, DIG Crime Javid Iqbal Matoo, AIG (Training/Policy) PHQ J.S Johar, AIG (Provision/transport) Gurinderpal Singh, AIG (Tech/Comn) Manoj Kumar Pandith and senior officers of Crime Branch were present on the occasion.

The DGP during the meeting took a detailed review of the measures undertaken for combating illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and its consumption in the UT to save youth from the dangerous affects of the drugs.

Dilbag Singh stressed upon the officers to ensure better coordination with all stakeholders in imposing greater deterrence to combat dangerous trade of drug-trafficking. The DGP stressed upon officers for devising a plan under which the record of drug consumers is collected at Panchayat /Block levels which he said could be helpful in identifying source of supply. The DGP said the drug menace is a major threat to the socio-economic structure and it has become imperative for all the stakeholders to come together to uproot this menace and work in unison to make Jammu and Kashmir drugs free.

He said that crack down on drug trafficking and its peddlers has to be further intensified to punish those involved in this heinous crime adding that to improve the conviction rate chain of custody and documentation has to be maintained properly. He stressed for creating SOPs and their adherence for achieving conviction in narco-cases. He also stressed for publishing a compendium of circulars, orders, SOPs etc.  

The DGP directed for attachment of property acquired through drug trade and also stressed for attachment/freezing of bank accounts and identifying known and suspected drug traders/smugglers  in border areas and subsequently initiating action against them. He also emphasized for identifying the payment methods being done though hidden channels including dark net.   

The DGP also reviewed working of canines and stressed for using services of Dog Squad for law and order and crime detection in an increased manner. The counter measures for use of mobile phones in jails were also discussed during the meeting.