Srinagar: 21 ‘chronic drug peddlers’ were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and 69 others were detained and bound down under various provisions of CrPC on Monday, police said.
“During today’s crackdown, many localities were raided by teams of district administration and district Police led by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Aijaz Assad and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rakesh Balwal, these localities are where drug peddling activities were reported by many vigilant citizens,” police said in a statement.
According to the statement, these raids led to the arrest of many accused and the recovery of a large quantity of narcotics and proceeds of drugs.
Srinagar district administration and Srinagar police assured all citizens of Srinagar that action against narcotics and drugs will continue till this menace is completely eradicated from Srinagar, the statement said.
A dedicated narcotics-related control room has been started in DC office with representatives of district administration, Police, Social Welfare, Health, and Medical department with the telephone number 01942483651.
This control room will also have social media handles for a better public interface and will be functional from 10 am to 10 pm every day, it said.
The statement added that Srinagar police have already activated a narcotic helpline number 9596770550 which is operational 24×7.
Srinagar police solicited assistance from the public as equal stakeholders in eradicating this evil menace from society, the statement ends.