Will ensure secure atmosphere: DGP Swain

Srinagar, March 11: J&K Director General of Police (DGP) R.R. Swain said on Monday that the police were fully prepared to provide safe and secure atmosphere to voters during the ensuing Lok Sabha polls in the union territory.

The police chief was talking to reporters after he inaugurated a police post in the Rohmoo area of Pulwama district.

He said that the J&K Police were fully prepared for the Lok Sabha polls and it would provide a safe and secure atmosphere to the voters during these polls.

Answering a question about narco-terrorism, the DGP said that as the investigations into various cases of narco-trade moved ahead, it was revealed that both terrorism and narco-trade were not just linked to each other, but were actually interconnected.

“Terrorist outfits like Al-Badr, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are behind the narco-trade.

“The value of one consignment of narcotics jumps from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 1 crore when such a consignment reaches Delhi from Kashmir,” he said.

The DGP agreed that it was a difficult task to totally curb and crack narco-terrorism, but added that the police have a robust mechanism in place to do so.

Replying to another query about links between narco-terror and terrorism, the DGP said that earlier, they had a doubt whether these two are really linked.

“As and when investigations progressed, concrete evidence came to fore that narco-trade and terrorism are deeply not only linked but interconnected. Terrorist outfits like Al-Badr, Jaish-e-Muhammad, Lashkar-e-Toiba are behind this trade,” he said.

The J&K police chief said that the value of Rs 15 lakh consignment of narcotics reaches upto Rs 1 Crore while travelling from Kashmir to Delhi and other parts of the country.

“We have a robust mechanism to curb and crack this trade. It is not so easy but we are doing and the police force is cable to do it,” he said. The DGP said that police will seek capital punishment for drug peddlers to set an example. “You need to go tough to stop something very bad,” he said

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