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LG stresses on zero tolerance against drugs to make a drug-free J&K

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Reviews functioning of Home Department

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday stressed on eradicating the menace of drugs so as to ensure drug-free Jammu and Kashmir.

Chairing a high-level meeting to review the functioning of the Home Department, attended by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; RR Swain, DGP J&K, Chandraker Bharti, Principal Secretary, Home Department, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to LG, and other senior officials, Sinha was briefed on security grid, establishment of Police Data Centre, modernization of forensic capacities and other projects under Security Related Expenditure (SRE), an official press release informed.

It said the LG directed the officials to ensure the installation and operational efficiency of fire safety equipment in government and public buildings.

The meeting also deliberated on the operationalization of drug de-addiction centres and measures to tackle the drug menace.

“We have adopted a policy of zero tolerance against drugs to make a drug-free J&K. Police, civil administration and people should work together to eliminate this menace,” the LG said.

The LG also discussed issues related to strengthening of police and allied organisations. He also discussed measures taken by the department for implementation of new criminal laws, which will come into effect from 1st July, 2024. He also instructed the department for proper training of police personnel on new criminal laws.

The LG emphasised on efficient prison management and also took stock of the progress of projects under PMDP.

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