Punjab adopts three pronged technique to wipe out medicine, 282 addicts despatched for rehabilitation
CHANDIGARH: With Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann-led Punjab Government has been specializing in bringing the folks trapped in vicious drug menace again into the mainstream, extra drug shoppers are coming ahead to avail the availability of part 64-A of the NDPS act by pledging to bear the rehabilitation remedy, mentioned Inspector General of Police (IGP) Headquarters Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill right here on Tuesday.
“In just 20 days, the Hon’ble Court has confirmed 237 cases where the order has been passed under section 64-A NDPS act, and as many as 282 drug consumers have been undergoing the treatment of de-addiction and rehabilitation, ” he mentioned.
Pertinently, the state authorities has enforced a three-pronged technique— Enforcement, Prevention and Rehabilitation— to eradicate medicine from the state. As a part of the technique, the Punjab Police has been selling and creating consciousness about part 64-A of the NDPS act, which supplies a chance to a drug client—caught with a couple of grams of heroin or narcotic powder— for rehabilitation.
The IGP, nonetheless, mentioned that the crackdown in opposition to massive drug smugglers can be ongoing, with Punjab Police arresting 141 drug smugglers/suppliers together with 31 massive fish after registering 109 first data reviews (FIRs) within the final week, and recovering 19.4-Kg Heroin, 8.3-Kg opium, 25.23 quintals of poppy husk, and 4201 tablets/capsules/injections/vials of Pharma opioids apart from recovering Rs 1.40 lakh drug cash from their possession.
He mentioned that with six extra Proclaimed Offenders (POs)/Absconders in NDPS instances arrested within the final one week, the whole variety of arrests reached 1260 because the particular drive to arrest POs/absconders was began on July 5, 2022.
Giving particulars on disposing-off medicine underneath the NDPS act from January 1, 2024, to January 15, 2024, IGP Sukhchain Gill mentioned that totally different discipline and particular items of Punjab Police have destroyed over 523Kg heroin, 79.92 quintals of Poppy Husk, 298Kg Ganja and 17.57 lakh narcotic capsules/capsules underneath the supervision of High-Level Drug Disposal Committees of contraband by burning them in a incinerators following correct process.
He mentioned that Punjab Police have additionally forfeited 263 properties price Rs 111 crores of huge smugglers because the formation of the federal government, whereas, 9 extra proposals to forfeit properties price Rs 3.60 crores are pending with the competent authority.
Apart from this, IGP Sukhchain Singh Gill mentioned that the Punjab Police haven’t been leaving any stone unturned to enhance the regulation and order state of affairs within the state.
The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF), since its formation on April 6, 2022, has succeeded in busting 312 gangster/prison modules after arresting 951 gangsters/criminals and neutralising 10, after 963 weapons and 208 autos utilized in prison actions, he mentioned.