Drug menace a big threat, money from it used for terror activities: DGP
Post by RK News on Friday, November 18, 2022
Jammu, Nov 17: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday stressed upon the officers to improve the quality of investigation and prosecution to increase the convictions. He said this while chairing an officers’ meeting at Police Headquarters here to review the progress “targets & goals” set for the Jammu Zone Police on different fronts for the year 2022.
The DGP complimented the zone, range and district level officers for their supervision to achieve the set targets and goals fixed for 2022. He, however, impressed upon the officers that they need to contribute more by conducting supervisory meetings and by ensuring closer supervision of important cases, especially NDPS/UAPA cases to get better results for the remaining period of the year.
Singh impressed upon officers to identify more investigating officers and train them to deal with increasing number of cases. “Investigators have to equip themselves with best investigation skills and take each and every necessary measure to ensure conviction of UAPA, narco and other sensitive cases in the courts of law,” he said and directed the officers to augment measures for improving capability of personnel in dealing with narco and UAPA cases.
Referring to the directions of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Lt. Governor J&K Manoj Sinha, the DGP said the drug menace has emerged as a big threat as the ill gotten money from the drug trade is being used for terror activities. He called for speedy and quality investigation of NDPS to increase the conviction rate. He impressed to work on mission mode on the two fronts of NDPS and UAPA. Directing for destruction of drug related crops, the DGP advised the district officers to initiate seizure of properties raised by drug proceeds.
The DGP also highlighted the need for establishing Pairvy cells at district, range and zonal levels. Referring to bovine smuggling, he said it is an organised crime and there is a need to break the nexus further.
“Police Headquarters is ready to support with all assistance needed to improve the quality investigation and working of police personnel,” the DGP said and directed the officers to increase the range of activities under the Civic Action Programme, particularly in border areas to provide the youth of these areas various platforms.
He also directed the officers to review records of history sheeters from time to time and open files of the persons found in illegal and anti-social activities and publicise such police work.
Reviewing the Savera Scheme for the NoKs of martyrs, the DGP called for updating the database of the families of martyrs and directed for regular meetings and visits of the police officers to the families of the martyrs. He also emphasised on exploring possibilities of introducing more welfare schemes for the children of the martyrs.