Mission Waapsi’ Aimed to Curb Drug Peddling in Srinagar Gains Momentum: 21 drug peddlers booked under PSA

69 detained under various provisions of CrPC in Fresh Raids: Officials

Srinagar, Feb 28: Intensifying and continuing raids at the hotspots of drug peddling and drug abuse under ‘Mission Waapsi’, the District Administration Sringar Monday evening launched a massive crackdown on drug peddling and drug abuse by conducting raids across Srinagar City to curb the menace of drugs and to break the supply chain in the District.

The anti drug operation was monitored personally by the District Magistrate, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad and Senior Superintendent of Police, Rakesh Balwal.

The raids were carried out at more than a dozen locations in all the Tehsils of the District during which 21 drug peddlers were arrested and booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), while 69 drug peddlers found in substance abuse on the spot were also detained under various provisions of CrPc.

As per official sources, recovery of large quantity of narcotics and proceeds of drugs (currency) was made during these raids.

Pertinent to mention that the District Administration Srinagar has launched MISSION WAAPSI with the aim to save and safeguard the youth from dangerous exposure to different kinds of substance/drug abuse.

Speaking about the major operation conducted on Monday, the District Magistrate Srinagar said that District Administration will continue its relentless fight against the drug peddling and shall ensure that Srinagar District becomes free from the menace of drugs.

With regard to rehabilitation of affected people, the DM said the District Administration will provide all possible support to the affected persons and shall help them settle in careers by extending benefit of various employment generation programmes of the government. He said by availing the benefits through different self-employment schemes they can earn livelihood with dignity and honour.

The Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar said operations against drug peddling and consumption shall continue with more vigour to tighten the noose against the drug dealers and peddlers to save youth from path of destruction.

The raids were conducted in a coordinated manner by joint teams of police and magistrates.

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