Jammu and Kashmir News
Jammu, June 26: Jammu& Kashmir Police Crime Branch, Jammu today observed the International Day against drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. In the morning session SSP Crime Branch, Jammu Sh. Mubassir Latifi in presence of all the officers/officials of the Crime Branch flagged off an Anti Drug Campaign Vehicle from the Zonal Headquarters, Crime Branch, Jammu which started the mobile campaigning in the entire Jammu city throughout the day, made the general masses aware through announcements regarding the evils of the drugs on their children and the society and distributed pamphlets containing anti drug themes.
Later, an Anti Drug Rally was organized in collaboration with JKSPYM (Mashwara, Drug De-Addiction Centre, Purkho, Domana and Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB), Jammu in which a well dressed contingent of the Crime Branch, Jammu led by SSP Crime Branch alongwith Sh. Rajinder Katoch, Addl. SP, Sh. Inderjeet Sharma, CPO, Sh. M.A. Almansoor, Sr. PO, Sh. Jagdev Singh Dy.SP, Smt. Rohini Manhas, Sr.PO, Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, ASIs and other officials of the Crime Branch participated. The rally started from Gurudwara Nanak Nagar, Jammu and after passing through various parts of the city culminated at Dussera Ground, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu where the participants were provided refreshments.
On the occasion SSP Crime Branch, Jammu Sh. Mubassir Latifi made and appeal to the general masses to strictly keep a close watch on their children, who are their future, in order to keep them away from the evils of drugs. He also laid emphasis upon the general public to keep an eye on those unscrupulous elements who are selling the poison in the form of drugs to innocent school going children and advised them to share all such information regarding such elements with the nearest police stations and the Crime Branch for initiation of legal actions. He further said that lot of measures have been taken by the J&K Police to curb the drug menace but it requires a holistic approach which requires involvement of not only the law enforcement agencies but parents, teachers, NGOs and civil society as a whole. It was further disclosed that during the year 2014, 405 NDPS cases were registered as against 390 cases of the year 2013.