1660 Jawans, officers sacrificed their lives for peace: DGP

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Srinagar: Director General of Police Dr. S. P. Vaid on Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir Police has earned respect as strong force and is being appreciated by the countrymen for its commitment against militancy, drugs and other social crimes in the state.
He said during a attestation-cum-passing out parade of 215 recruit constables at Police Technical Training Institution (PTTI) Vijaypur, Jammu.
Retired DGP Dr Ashok Bhan, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, ADsGP A G Mir, A K Choudary, M S Salaria, IsGP, Danesh Rana, Dr. S.D Singh Jamwal, Retired IsGP SS Bajral, Gulzar Singh Salathia, P R Manhas, Chaman Lal Banhal and other serving and retired senior Police, Army, CAPFs and Civil officers were present on the occasion.
DGP congratulated the passing out recruits and their parents and welcomed them for joining the big family of Police family.
Dr. Vaid said that it was a proud moment for cadets to join J&K Police which has earned a respect from the whole nation for its dedication and devotion in maintaining peace and order.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is fighting a proxy war for last three decades in which 1660 jawans and officers sacrificed their precious lives for integrity and sovereignty of the nation, a statement said.
Showing concern on increasing trend of drug abuse, DGP said that around 40,000 affected persons have been treated in Police drug de-addiction centres and added that society needs to come forward to help JK Police in fighting the war on drugs. He informed that police has booked 645 people involved in drug trade in current year alone.