Chandigarh: The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has admitted that the big sellers of drugs are still at large. Talking to media, he told that around 10,000 persons have been arrested in drug selling cases, but all are small. CM had made promise before the people of Punjab before Assembly election to eradicate drugs menace in the State in four weeks only by making special law to crack down on drug mafia. Other hand, CM admitted that due to the strictness on the drug trade, the rate of drug has gone up six times more than earlier. He also told that the alternate drugs are behind the deaths, which are being happened these days.
Talking informally to mediapersons after distributing compensation cheques to the Jodhput detenues, the Chief Minister lambasted Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira over his attempts to secure political and personal gains by raising the bogey of drugs. The AAP leader evidently likes seeing his pictures in newspapers and on TV screens, quipped Captain Amarinder Singh, adding that his government was well on way to eliminating the drugs menace and the drugs smugglers were under immense pressure.
His government had tightened the noose on drug smugglers and around 10000 peddlers were in jail, said the Chief Minister, adding that one of the kingpins was lodged in Hong Kong prison and efforts were on to secure his extradition. The government had information about three major drug suppliers having fled out of India, Captain Amarinder Singh disclosed. The price of Heroin had shot through the roof, further endorsing the success of the government’s anti-drugs campaign, said the Chief Minister.Replying to another question, Captain Amarinder Singh said he would ensure a probe into the allegation made by former cabinet minister Rana Gurjit about an addict being pushed into drugs by a cop.With heroin and chitta scarce in the market, drug addicts were now resorting to the consumption of other mixtures, and even reportedly using anti-addiction drugs intravenously, to satisfy their cravings, the Chief Minister further said, citing information received from various sources. He said directives would soon be issued to ensure strict supervision by drugs to prevent misuse of such drugs by the drug addicts.
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