Two women police officers vow to fight drug abuse in Kashmir


SRINAGAR — Two women police officers — deputy superintendent of police (DySP) Nilza Angmo, who is the station house officer (SHO) at Budgam, and her counterpart Farah Nishat at Rajbagh police station Srinagar, have taken a pledge to fight against the menace of drug abuse in Kashmir.

Nilza says that it’s been only one month since she took the charge at Budgam police station. “We have arrested many youth, who are in the age group of 16 to 25 along with the drugs like codeine, and diazepam tablets which are easily available in the market,” she said.

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Nilza adds that in the past one month, they have arrested nearly a dozen youth along with drugs that include Corex bottles, and diazepam tablets. “I wonder, how these children manage these drugs without prescription,” she said in an exclusive chat.

“We arrest the drug peddlers and book them under the relevant sections of the law. The addicts are being counselled properly,” she says.

She said that it is the mission of her department to fight against the menace of drug abuse and she is one of the soldiers in the fight.

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Her counterpart Farah said she was shocked to see young boys involved in drug abuse. “I have arrested many youth with cash worth Rs 3 lakh, Rs one lakh and drugs like Heroine and Charas. This is really disturbing,” she said, adding, “Young generation of Kashmir is falling fast prey to drug abuse.”

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