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CM directs relentless action against drug mafia

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By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 20 Jun: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today made it clear that if there is a need to bring a stringent law like the anti-rigging law to root out the drug mafia in the state, the government will bring it. He today instructed the  police department to take immediate action against the criminals and drug mafia involved in drug trade in order to break the supply chain of drugs in Uttarakhand. The CM was speaking in the fourth state level meeting of NCORD (State Level Narcotics Co-ordination Meeting) at the Secretariat here today where he also stressed on strengthening the Anti-Drugs Task Force.
Dhami further instructed that along with this, on the occasion of World Anti-Drugs Day on 26 June,  like Yoga Day, World Anti-Drugs Day will be celebrated across the state on 26 June. Dhami gave strict instructions to the officers that in order to fulfil the goal of drug free Uttarakhand by 2025, the officers should develop a work culture of taking responsibility to get the works done instead of just holding meetings. It is the duty of the officers as well as  service of humanity. The CM also issued instructions to work seriously on the action plan for sending officers and jawans of Uttarakhand Police Department to Narcotics Control Bureau on deputation and training.
In the meeting, Deputy Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau, Gyaneshwar Singh informed that in Uttarakhand in the year 2022, 238 kg charas, 30 kg doda, 12 kg opium, 19.11 kg smack, 1.57 kg heroin, 1232.55 kg ganja, 105390 capsules, 17506 injections, 32110 tablets were recovered from the drugs mafia. Along with this, in the year 2022, 141.5 acres of cannabis and 108.5 acres of hemp crop were destroyed. This year till May 2023, 586 cases have been registered under the NDPS Act in which 742 accused have been arrested.
Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi, Director General of Police Ashok Kumar, Secretary RK Sudhanshu, Narcotics Control Bureau and high officials of Uttarakhand Government were present in the meeting.