4 hrs, 450 cops, but no seizure of medication in Maqboolpura search op
Amritsar, September 17
As many as 450 police personnel, headed by Naresh Arora, ADGP (Human Rights), carried out a search operation within the Maqboolpura locality, notorious for rampant drug abuse, right here right now. Nevertheless, the practically four-hour search proved futile as no medicine have been seized.
Drug traffickers want sea route: ADGP
- ADGP Naresh Arora mentioned with the police tightening the noose round cross-border smugglers energetic within the border belt, drug traffickers now most popular the ocean route for smuggling of medication
- He mentioned the current bulk seizures of heroin from sea ports have been a sworn statement to this. A number of seizures have been made throughout joint operations with the Gujarat and Maharashtra police, he added
- The operation was carried out from 11 am to three pm concurrently throughout the state and ADGP/IGP-rank officers from the Punjab Police Headquarters have been deputed in every police district to oversee the operation
As soon as referred to as a “locality of widows” as many ladies misplaced breadwinners of their households to drug habit, Maqboolpura was as soon as once more in information after a video of a newly married lady allegedly beneath the affect of heavy medicine went viral on social media six days in the past.
The lady was traced by the police the following day and admitted to Swami Vivekananda De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre by Amritsar East MLA Jeevanjot Kaur. The lady, who initially belonged to the Lehragagga space, mentioned medicine have been simply out there within the space. Later, one other video of two ladies corroborating the claims (of simple availability of medication within the locality) went viral on social media.
Will instil a way of security amongst folks
The concept behind conducting these operations is to instil a way of security and safety amongst folks and to grab medicine. —Gaurav Yadav, DGP
On September 11, the police had carried out a search operation within the locality and arrested three individuals with over 100 gm of heroin. The police additionally confiscated round Rs 22,000 (drug cash) throughout the raid.
To date this yr, town police have seized 609 gm of heroin, 1.2 kg of opium, moreover contraband, and have arrested 60 drug peddlers in 43 instances in Maqboolpura alone.
Immediately, the police put up round 15 nakas within the space for finishing up the search operation. ADGP Naresh Arora was accompanied by Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh, Deputy Commissioners of Police Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar and Parminder Singh Bhandal, and Further Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhimanyu Rana.
Throughout the operation, 720 flats have been searched and the police checked the credentials of the inhabitants. The police additionally searched history-sheeters within the space.
The ADGP mentioned the search operation was a part of a statewide drive. The operations have been led by senior police officers from the headquarters.