Drug Abuse on rise in J&K as 1681 cases registered under NDPS in 2021: NCRB

2,399 cases registered under Liquor & Narcotic drugs related acts

Drug abuse cases in Jammu and Kashmir are on rise as 35 percent more cases under NDPS were filed last compared to 2020.

The report, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) states that 1,222 cases under NDPS, 1985 act were registered in J&K in 2020, however, the number has increased to 1,681 in 2021.

In 2020, among 1,222 cases registered, 289 cases were those where a convict was found to be in possession of drugs for personal use or consumption while 933 cases were found to be in possession of drugs for trafficking.

In the year 2021, among 1,681 cases registered, 357 cases were those where a convict was found to be in possession of drugs for personal use or consumption while 1,324 cases were found to be in possession of drugs for trafficking.

In 2020, 1910 cases were registered under Liquor and Narcotic drugs related acts in J&K while as in year 2021, 2,399 cases were registered under liquor and narcotic drugs related cases.

Furthermore, in year 2021, nine cases of Women centric cybercrime were registered in Jammu and Kashmir and among them seven were registered for publishing or transmitting of sexually explicit material while as two cases were registered for blackmailing/defamation/morphing in J&K

Three cases of human trafficking U/S 370 and 142 cases of abduction U/S, 365-369, 315 cases of rape U/S 376 IPC, and 14 cases of attempt to rape U/S 376/511 IPC were registered in J&K in year 2021—(KNO)

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