Jammu and Kashmir Police did a splendid job but the fact remains that the numbers in addiction continue to grow!
-‘This also means that the supply and the consumption chain continues as strong as it was/is and the Police have not been able to strike at the roots though they know what is where and how the process carries on’!
Yes it is Pakistani agents who somehow manage to infiltrate the drugs and maintain a continuous supply but the reality that has to be taken into consideration is that the consignment takers are sitting here and it cannot be possible that the Police does not know about the same!
‘ Anyway that this was a great job done where the executioner in chief of the operation was SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli, the planner IG Jammu Mukesh Singh and the man monitoring the whole affair the big man Dilbagh Singh along with officers and the men on the ground who sniffed and subsequently closed up the account of the culprits! It wasn’t easy but it had to be done!
’Jammu Police seized another consignment of narcotics which was part of narco-terrorism, the top guns also said that large scale seizures have been made in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir in which consignments had been smuggled from across the border, in some cases, using drones and the money incurred from such trade was meant for terror networks.’
-‘ Spot on they were in their interpretation but still the tackling of the hustlers and the hecklers within remains the question? Drugs carry a lot of money along with them. The origin (from where they come is all well known but how they reach Jammu and Kashmir and supplied into streets, alley’s, and the countryside is yet to be found out. This perhaps is the biggest duty of the Police! Drug peddlers indeed are nabbed but left to carry on again!’
-‘52 kg heroin valued at Rs 100 crore in the market which was being taken from Kashmir to Punjab and it was part of narco-terror racket under which the cash incurred from selling narco products, smuggled from Pakistan, are being pumped into militancy. This also means that it is two way traffic, from Srinagar to Jammu or from Punjab to Jammu. There is no third way! Get the men and the sniffing giants at the bye passes because the carriers of cartels have their own highways and assists!’
-‘Kupwara, Baramulla and Karnah in Kashmir and twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch and Jammu-Kathua sector in Jammu division from Pakistan were the places talked about in the elaborate press conference. Yes they are but what about the IB since the catch was in Jammu?’
-‘In fact the Jammu and Kashmir Police did a great job as they struck a drug trail from Punjab to Nowshera but the input came from Punjab Police! That is why I said two way traffic!’
-‘There is a simple reason behind it and the major one is that drugs carry a lot of money with them and there is no fixed price for the ‘maal’ as it is called in local parlance. The Police officers at Station house levels and the suppliers know it’
-‘To be honest Jammu and Kashmir Police have to strike at the roots of the supply chain. If 100 Crore Heroin catel was blown apart by some great work the possibility is double the amount would have seeped through. Possibility is there. This was a spectacular achievement but the bigger one would be to kick out drugs from Jammu and Kashmir and it’s the Police who can do that?’ But can they? No idea about the same?
-‘The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s a connection. It’s all I can offer. It’s all that will help (you) in the end. If you are alone, you cannot escape addiction. If you are loved, you have a chance. For a hundred years we have been singing war songs about addicts. All along, we should have been singing love songs to them. But unfortunately we are not doing that, stop addiction the supply system would be over! Jammu and Kashmir Police can do that!’
I have a story o tell here, Ethan Nadelmann, one of the leading drug reformers in the United States, had explained: ‘People overdose because [under prohibition] they don’t know if the heroin is 1 percent or 40 percent…Just imagine if every time you picked up a bottle of wine, you didn’t know whether it was 8 percent alcohol or 80 percent alcohol [or] if every time you took an aspirin, you didn’t know if it was 5 milligrams or 500 milligrams.’ This is akin to chasing the inaudible screams, if you have chased the war on drugs then demolish the roots. Narco terrorism can be devastated and torn apart because that is the next challenge up front for Jammu and Kashmir Police! People are dying because of ignorance as they consume the lethal addiction.
Addressing a press conference Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh in the presence of Additional DGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli and SP Rural Sanjay Sharma said police have made large scale seizures of narcotics which had been smuggled into the state. The superbly executed operation was done in the following way as the DGP said
In some of the cases, drones were used to smuggle narcotics from across the border whose proceeds are later pumped for fuelling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir Dilbag duether said that the narco-terror racket is spread over Jammu and Kashmir and neighboring Punjab.
Recent seizure of cash (Rs 43 lakh at Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway) was also meant for terror outfits and was being taken to Kashmir for them.
Taking media’s questions, Additional DGP Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh said an ambush was laid by SHO Jhajjar Kotli Devender Singh on a specific input pertaining to smuggling of narcotics.
A truck with Haryana number was signaled to stop but it jumped the ambush. Police chased the truck and intercepted it. While the drive fled away, co-driver of the truck has been arrested,
The seizure included 52 kg heroin valued at Rs 100 crore. The packets carried the mark 1999. Such packets had earlier also been seized which were smuggled from Pakistan,
Mukesh Singh said during the last two years, Jammu Police have seized 185 kg heroin valued at Rs 360 crore and arrested 1500 persons, six of whom were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
It was a job meticulously executed and Jammu and Kashmir continues to do a fabulous job but if it is against narcotics then more needs to be done! Cut off the supply chain, addiction is bound to end!
I will end by saying that It’s the causes, not the dependent person, that must be corrected. That’s why I see Jammu and Kashmir’s war on drugs as being fought in an unrealistic manner. This war is focused on fighting drug dealers and the use of drugs here and in the interiors, when the effort should be primarily aimed at treating and curing that causes that compel people not to reach for drugs, instead of a criminal or a drug addict, looking at a boy—just a boy for joining the party!