JK Media executive Sarvjeet Singh met with Kathua SSP Shailendra Mishra who was recently facilitated by Western Command Wing. While talking, SSP shared various achievements of the Kathua Police.
Shailendra Mishra firstly talked about the animal shelter in Kathia which looks after about 350 rescued animals. He said “people of kathua are nice. About 2,500 – 3,000 rupees are spent on each animal per month. Apart from it the electricity bill, water bill, and volunteers pay all the expenses are being looked at by the people of Kathua and that too without any relief package from the government. The people of Kidiya and Ghandiyal never let the animal feed to get short in the shelter. Whenever we are short on feed we call people and they come with feed. People from Hira Nagar, Janglot, Kharot, Nagri send trucks full of animal feed. Currently, we have adequate food to feed 350 animals for about 1.5 months. Also, experts from Punjab are visiting the animal shelter as we are planning to set up a machine that will produce burning sticks with cow dung, and then these sticks will be supplied to cremation grounds. From these sticks, a lot of revenue will be generated which will help us to make this shelter a better place for these animals”. He further said “the transgenders of Kathua established a well in the area without any benefit. Also in the same area people of Hira Nagar planted 101 trees. The veterinary doctors of the area visit the shelter once every week. Now the Sewa Bharti NGO has taken over the shelter and with their help, we are trying to expand the shelter”.
Secondly, he talked about drugs. He said “in 2020 Kathua Police have seized maximum drug consignments coming to Jammu and have also arrested the smugglers. We have also sent many drug addicts to rehabilitation centers. Kathua police have also seized the properties of various drug peddlers”. “Till now Kathua Police have seized 1032 grams of Cannabis, 263 grams of Heroin, 880 grams of Ganja, and 10 quintals of the bookie. And this happened with the help of Kathua people”, he added.
Lastly, SSP talked about militancy. He said ” last year only one militancy attack was successful by Pakistan which was a grenade attack in Hira Nagar rests every try was foiled by the Kathua police along with security forces. In the past, Kathua police foiled the smuggling of weapons by Pakistan with the help of a drone and recovered all the arms and ammunition. Also, the Kathua police discovered 2 tunnels made by Pakistani Terrorists”.
My message to the People of Kathua is to stay the same as you’re. Kindly don’t get involved in illegal activities and keep helping Kathua Police in maintaining law and order.