Bathinda, Jun 4 UNI | 2 months ago

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said he would soon flag up the issue of heavy inflow of drugs like poppy husk from Rajasthan into the state with his Rajasthan counterpart.

Interacting with the media persons after visiting the drug de-addiction centre at Central jail here today, the Chief Minister said the drugs like poppy husk were being openly sold in the state of Rajasthan due to which it was difficult for the Punjab government to check its inflow in the state. He said this was creating a serious problem in the state due to which their government would take every step to tackle this grave problem. Mr Badal said he would soon take up this matter with the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhra Raje Scindia to find some viable solution for checking its supply into the state.

Reiterating the commitment of the state government to eliminate the menace of drugs from the state, the Chief Minister said that they have recently constituted a Special Cell to take stringent action against the drug peddlers in the state adding that the cell has been directed to make Punjab a drug Free State by cracking down on every person involved in this heinous crime. Declaring a war against drugs in the state, Mr. Badal said the state government has taken unprecedented steps to check this menace in the state and soon its results would be visible to the people, he added.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)