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Majority of drugs are supplied from Pakistan; direct connection between Narcotics, terrorism: DGP J&K

Majority of drugs are supplied from Pakistan; direct connection between Narcotics, terrorism: DGP J&K

Jammu, January 16: About 6000 brave hearts from different forces of the country have made the supreme sacrifice, and over 1600 of them are from the J&K Police alone which speaks volumes of the commitment this force has shown in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

This was stated by the Director General of Police, J&K, Shri R.R. Swain at the closing ceremony of 12th Martyrs' Memorial Cricket tournament in Kathua today afternoon.

The DGP soon after his arrival at the venue for the closing ceremony of the tournament paid floral tributes to the fallen heroes of J&K Police by laying wreaths to them at the martyrs' gallery.

In his address, the DGP J&K commended the managing committee and sponsors for organizing the 12th Martyrs Memorial Cricket Tournament successfully. He expressed his gratitude to the people of Kathua for their love, support, and active participation in honouring the martyrs of the J&K Police.

He recalled the sacrifices made by the brave men in uniform in fight against terrorism, noting that about 6000 brave hearts from different forces of the country have made the ultimate sacrifice, with over 1,600 of them belonging to the J&K Police alone which, he said, speaks volumes about the commitment this force has shown in protecting sovereignty and integrity of the country.

The DGP was particularly touched by the initiative brought forth by the brother of martyr Shri Manjeet Singh, who first suggested organizing the tournament in Kathua in the name of the martyrs.

He also praised the then DGP Shri Kuldeep Khoda, who institutionalized the idea and added that today we all witnessed the final of 12th edition of the event and expressed his happiness that in this edition 16 teams, 05 from J&K and 11 from other parts of the country participated.

The DGP emphasized that the institutional strength of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Pariwar with its full force is behind the families of fallen heroes and promised to continue supporting them as and when required.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the ceremony, the DGP highlighted the comprehensive welfare schemes established and being successfully implemented for the families of J&K Police martyrs, which he said are well-organized and funded under the Police Contributory Fund.

These are besides the schemes of central and UT Government, he added. He informed that more initiatives are being taken in future for the families and wards of martyrs.

With regard to the drug menace in the region, the DGP underlined that the majority of drugs are supplied from across the borders, and this supply of drugs has a direct connection with terrorism and its financial sustenance.

He assured escalating the fight against drugs to an unprecedented level. Vowing to take strict action against narcotics dealers, the DGP said that the exercise of categorizing the dealers is being done and announced that specific action is being initiated against them.

He, however, added that the victims of this heinous offence will be helped in order to effectively combat the narcotics issue.

The DGP sought the cooperation and support of parents, families, and the media fraternity.

In his address, the ADGP Jammu highlighted the Jammu and Kashmir Police's commitment to organizing various sports events to pay tributes to the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the country.

He said that under the "Sevara" scheme, the J&K Police have been visiting the families of martyrs to interact with them, address their issues, and provide support.

He extended his gratitude to the organisers and their associate partners for unwavering support in making the tournament a success.



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