Regardless of change of guard, drug menace rampant in Bathinda

Regardless of change of guard, drug menace rampant in Bathinda

Tribune Information Service

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Bathinda, November 17

Regardless of the change of guard within the state, medicine are reportedly being bought brazenly. The police have recognized round 21 hotspots in Bathinda district.

The drug commerce has been flourishing in rural areas, which have witnessed many deaths reportedly resulting from drug overdose this 12 months.

In July, a junior national-level boxer was allegedly discovered useless resulting from drug overdose in Talwandi Sabo.

Will break drug provide chain

There are 21 hotspots within the district and we’re often conducting raids and searches in these areas. Our goal is to scale back the demand and break provide chain of medication. —J Elanchezhian, Bathinda SSP

Bir Talab Basti has earned a tag of being the drug and illicit liquor hotspot. A youth from Bir Talab claimed that many individuals from close by areas day by day go to their village to buy contraband.

Irked over unabated sale of medication at Bhai Bhaktaur village in Maur subdivision, almost a month in the past, a neighborhood resident had put in a fabric banner in a subject stating “Chitta ethe milda hai”.

In one other incident, a video of a girl allegedly promoting medicine at Bir Talab Basti had gone viral. Appearing on the idea of the video, the police had registered a case on this matter.

Sources stated artificial medicine had been being provided from different states and locals had been concerned in drug peddling.

With scenario getting worse, quite a few panchayats have handed resolutions to boycott villagers who help drug peddlers. Youths of some villages have began holding “thikri pehra” (neighborhood policing) to maintain tabs on suppliers.

Areas the place drug menace has been discovered rampant embody Dhobiana Basti, Poohla, Bhai Bhaktaur, Hararipur, Ghuman Kalan, Chak Attar Singhwala, Chak Fateh Singhwala, Behman Kaur Singh and Jhumba, amongst others.

Bhinder Singh, who misplaced his two sons resulting from drug overdose, stated, “I’ve misplaced my sons within the prime of life. I are not looking for any compensation. I simply need that no different father or mother ought to bear such a loss. The federal government ought to take concrete steps to curb drug menace.”

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