Deputy Inspector General of Police Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban range, Rafiq-Ul-Hussan, asked all SHOs to investigate the NDPS cases professionally and follow the SOP laid down by PHQ as well as taking expert advice from prosecuting officers.
According to a police spokesman, the DIG said this during a meeting held to discuss NDPS cases under investigation in DKR Range.
The spokesman said that the DIG DKR Range apprised the police officers that the main objective of the meeting is to discuss the ways and means required to be adopted by the investigating officers for effective investigation of NDPS cases in order to increase the conviction rate.
The DIG, as per the spokesman, issued detailed instructions to SHOs attending the meeting on spot and directed them to have close supervision over investigation in their respective Police Stations especially in NDPS cases and investigate them professionally.
DIG further directed the SHOs that while producing challan in NDPS cases before the court of law. “The SHOs should ensure that the charge sheet is scrutinized legally by the Chief Prosecuting officers/Senior Prosecuting officers and verified with comments that the same is fit to be produced in the court of law for trial, so that the conviction rate is increased and deterrence is also created in the minds of those dealing with such contraband/drugs as well as using them.”
He urged the SHOs to have a close watch on all the elements habitually involved in dealing with such contraband/drugs in their respective jurisdictions and take strict action against these peddlers.
He also asked the SHOs to identify the habitual offenders of NDPS in their respective jurisdictions so that legal proceedings are initiated to detain them under PSA.