Srinagar, Sep 15 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh reviewed the security scenario along the border in Kupwara district on Thursday and directed security forces for strengthening the anti-infiltration grid to check the narco trade.
The director general of police visited the Teetwal, Keran and Gogal Dhar forward areas in north Kashmir's Kupwara, where he reviewed the security scenario.
Singh interacted with representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) as well as locals and also surveyed sites for border police posts.
The DGP paid tributes to the security personnel who were killed in the line of duty at the Teetwal war memorial and also visited the underconstruction Sharda temple and a gurdwara.
The police chief first visited Tangdhar, where he was received by Brigadier N K Dhas, Brigade Commander, 104 infantry. The brigade commander briefed the DGP about the security grid in the area.
Singh then visited Teetwal and Keran and had a series of interactions with officers and jawans of the police and the Army as also with representatives of PRIs and locals.
He complimented the commanders and troops for their professional standards and ability to thwart threats posed by elements from across the border.
He stressed the need to adopt effective measures to put an end to the emerging challenge of narco-terrorism.
Possible security challenges and counter-measures were discussed during these interactions.
The DGP also had public interaction meetings at Teetwal and Keran during which he appreciated the role of people in maintaining peace.
Singh emphasised on collective measures to stop the drugs trade, saying it is being used to harm youngsters.
He said drugs not only affect the consumer but the society as a whole and advised youngsters to participate in nation-building activities for a better tomorrow.
He appealed for active support in curbing the illicit trade of narcotics.
During his interaction with the representatives of PRIs and youngsters, the DGP and other visiting officers assured them that their grievances would be addressed.
Singh also visited the Keran police station and reviewed its functioning.
He emphasised on alertness to restrict the cross-border narco trade. The DGP also had a survey of the proposed sites for border police posts at Jabri, Sadepora, Kandiyan and Jumagund.