84 booked under PSA: IGP
JAMMU, Nov 9:
Inspector General of
Police (IGP), Jammu zone, Ashok Gupta today said police will
take up the issue of supply of drugs used for addiction by the
youth from Pathankot with their Punjab counterparts to choke the
supply line of drug smugglers.
Replying to few questions other
than sports at his press conference on the eve of police youth
promotional cricket cup, Mr Gupta said SSP Kathua Gareeb Dass
has been asked to take up the issue with his counterpart in
Gurdaspur district of neighbouring Punjab as there were reports
that most of the supply of drugs was coming from Pathankot.
"We need to block the supply line
of drug-addicts’’, he said, adding that police have also decided
to impose Public Safety Act (PSA) on the drug smugglers to serve
as a deterrent against the drug menace. It may be mentioned that
police have seized 2 lakh capsules this year so far.
Mr Gupta said police has been
asked to take strict action against the drug smugglers.
The Jammu Police chief disclosed
that 84 persons including militants, Over Ground Workers (OGWs),
narcotics smugglers, criminals etc have been booked under PSA
this year so far. The number was three times more than the
previous year, he said.
As many as 8000 kg bhukki has
been seized this year.
Situation on militancy front was
well under control in Jammu region, Mr Gupta said, adding that
the militants were on the run.
He said SSP Poonch Manmohan Singh
has been asked to hold sustained interrogation of Kafeel Ahmed
of Ari, Mendhar in Poonch district, who was today arrested for a
sacrilegious act. The cycle of violence in Mendhar could be
arrested with the detention of Kafeel, he added.
Kafeel could be part of a bigger
nexus to create disturbances, he said, adding he was responsible
for a similar act on September 11 this year.
land record from DC office
Nov 9: The Crime
Branch today carried out a raid in the office of Deputy
Commissioner, Udhampur, and seized the record pertaining
to an alleged scam in acquiring land for Shri Mata
Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in 2000 by the Revenue
Official sources said the
Crime Branch seized the record on acquiring of 3000
kanals land for the SMVDU by the Revenue Department near
Katra in the year 2000.
Sources said there were
reports that the then Revenue authorities had first
converted the Government land on the name of some
private persons. Later, the land was acquired from the
same persons and they were paid compensation.
The compensation was
shared by the then Revenue authorities and the people on
whose names the land had been converted.
A total of 3000 kanals
land had been acquired and it was being investigated by
the Crime Branch as to how much of it pertained to the
Government and was converted for grant of compensation,
The Revenue authorities
for acquiring the land had distributed a total of Rs 8
crore worth compensation.
Sources said the Crime
Branch has seized relevant record pertaining to land
acquired by the Revenue Department in the year 2000 for
the SMVDU during the raid conducted at the office of the
Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur.
Further investigations in
the case were on.