Team Jammu for task force against narco-terrorism

Appreciating the government’s proposal for the establishment of anti-narcotics task force in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, volunteers of Team Jammu headed by its chairman, Zorawar Singh Jamwal today met Farooq Khan, Adviser to the Lieutenant-Governor, and asserted for the time-bound formation of a full-fledged task force to crush narco-terrorism, which is targeting the younger generation at an alarming rate.

‘Drug mafia had not spared even villages’

While presenting a detailed account on drug menace to Adviser to Lt-Governor Farooq Khan, Team Jammu chairman Zorawar Singh Jamwal said the alarming situation could be gauged from the fact that not only big cities and towns in the UT, but even small villages were not left untouched by the drugs mafia, which had spread its network throughout the UT.

While presenting a detailed account on drug menace to Farooq Khan, Zorawar Singh Jamwal said drug addiction was increasing at an alarming rate in Jammu and Kashmir and had become a serious threat in the shape of narco-terrorism.

The alarming situation can be gauged from the fact that not only big cities and towns in the UT, but even small villages are not left untouched by the drugs mafia, which has spread its network throughout the UT.

He sought a special task force (STF) -type operations to eliminate narco-terrorism.

The Team Jammu chief further reminded Farooq Khan, the days of late 80s and early 90s, when terrorism was at its peak and said that “it was you, who played a key role in the formation of a STF and special operations group (SOG) from the J&K Police Department, which effectively neutralised the terrorist-related activities to a great extent”.

“Now, besides countering terrorism, there is need to evolve a mechanism to wipe out narco-terrorism with iron hands. And it can only be possible, if a full- fledged state narcotic control bureau or anti-narcotics task force is established in Jammu and Kashmir without any further delay. The anti-task force will be headed by an officer of the rank of IGP and having SSP-level officers for each zone on the pattern of the NCB,” said Zorawar Singh Jamwal.

Farooq Khan appreciated the working of volunteers of Team Jammu in the past five years spreading awareness campaign pertaining to ill-effects of drug abuse. He asserted that the civil society as a whole must come forward and help the government in eradicating drug menace. He assured that the government would explore all possibilities to wipe out narco-terrorism from J&K.


Source: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/team-jammu-for-task-force-against-narco-terrorism-40824

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