Mehbooba likely to crack whip over drug menace

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is set to crack whip on District SPs and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) for being lax in tackling the menace of drug addiction in Jammu region which has reached alarming proportions.

Sources told Newspoint, Mehbooba would be reaching Jammu in the afternoon and would immediately head for meeting. They added that she has already got reports of police and district administration being lax on those selling drugs especially youngsters in Jammu region. They added that she is likely to seek details from SPs about the action taken by them against the drug peddlers.

Sources further said that Mehbooba is likely to ask police to work overnight to curb the menace of drug addiction. They added that not only drugs, Mehbooba is going to ask the District SPs to keep a strict vigil on bovine smuggling and incident related to this which lead to communal incidents in various parts of Jammu region.

She is going to emphasise on curbing these incidents and ensuring maintenance of pace and communal harmony across Jammu region. Sources further said that the civil and police officers are likely to brief her about measures taken to check cross border infiltration along Indo-Pak border.

Mehbooba will also review measures being put in place by security agencies for strict vigil on the borders and in other areas in the state. She will get firsthand appraisal from security agencies on security as well as law-and-order situation.

 

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