IGP Vijay Kumar says even girls are part of drug menace ‘Downplays ‘hit & run’ attacks

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar Wednesday said that police will come down heavily upon drug addicts in coming days. He said even girls are involved in drug menace and it is not a good sign for the society.

Speaking on the sidelines of a sports event- “Taekwondo Championship” at Indoor Sports Hall here in Polo-Ground Srinagar, Kumar said police have prepared a blue-print to eradicate drug menace from the society. “Youth are involved in drug addiction. Even girls are part of this menace and it is not a good thing for the society. We will go with heavy hands against those involved in drug trade,” IGP said.

Vijay Kumar as per news agency Kashmir News Trust said that they will seek cooperation from parents and general public to put an end to this drug addiction.

“We will get out of this drug menace,” he said adding that sports activities ensure personality development and it creates a sense of security and positive feelings among participants.

In response to a volley of questions about militancy and grenade attacks, IGP Vijay Kumar said that there are four militants active in Kashmir capital Srinagar.

“Last year in August, we had declared Srinagar city ‘zero-militancy’ Zone but in the first week of September, a militant from Kulgam Abbas shifted to Srinagar and subsequently seven persons jointed militant ranks while a couple of other youth followed suit. Among them five have been neutralized,” Kumar said adding that there are 10 to 15 over ground workers active in Srinagar.

“There is nothing to worry. Either they will be killed or arrested,” he said.

Down playing the attacks on the pattern of ‘hit and run’, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that militants should be ashamed of themselves by resorting to such attacks. “We saw how militants indulged in ‘hit and run’ attacks in Baghat Barzulla and recently in Khanyar. They should not resort to such attacks,” he said and added that graph of militancy is coming down.

Kumar said he was out of station and will look into the details of couple of grenade attacks that took place recently. (KNT)



Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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