JAMMU : The civil and police administration on Wednesday held deliberations to formulate effective strategy to tackle sale and consumption of narcotic substance which is growing at alarming rate in Jammu division .
Presiding the meeting Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar along with and Additional Director General of Police, Jammu reviewed measures to curb drug abuse in districts of Jammu division during a video conference meeting with all Deputy Commissioners as well as Senior Superintendents of Police.
During the meeting, various issues related to drug addiction were discussed, including areas of concern, age groups of addicts and hotspots of drug use. The concerned Deputy Commissioners and SSPs apprised them of the situation in their respective districts and the ‘measures taken’ by the district administration to control the drug menace.
Instructing the DCs to identify drug-prone areas and launch awareness campaigns, Ramesh Kumar stressed the need for a massive awareness campaign across all districts of Jammu division, involving people from all walks of life including school children, youth, PRI representatives, social/religious organisations and the target public. He urged for hosting symposiums, seminars and workshops in educational institutions to raise awareness about drug addiction and its ill effects on society.
During the meeting, SSPs informed about the steps taken to curb drug abuse and enforcement in their districts. They reported on the number of FIRs registered in their respective districts and informed that registration of vehicles involved in drug peddling were also cancelled and seized.
The ADGP, Jammu directed the SSPs to maintain a database of all arrested drug peddlers and ensure strict surveillance in vulnerable areas. He asked them to step up vigil against drug proliferation and consumption and intensify awareness against such addictive substances.