Amarinder Singh orders crackdown on drugs, corruption

RSTV Bureau
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh holding a meeting with Punjab Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) at Punjab Bhawan, in Chandigarh on Monday. PTI Photo

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh holding a meeting with Punjab Deputy Commissioners and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) at Punjab Bhawan, in Chandigarh on Monday. PTI Photo

The newly sworn-in Amarinder Singh government in Punjab has ordered a crackdown on menace of drugs and corruption.

In his first meeting with the police officials after taking over the reins of Punjab’s governance, the CM directed the police to go after the big fish among drug peddlers, gangsters and criminals.

He sent out a strong warning to the police on the issue of drugs saying that Police Commissioners, Senior Superintendents of Police, Sub-Divisional Police Officers (DSP Sub-Division) and SHOs would be held directly accountable for supply and sale of drugs in their jurisdiction.

No lapses will be tolerated, warned the CM. He warned of swift and severe punishment in case of lapses.

Reiterating his commitment to the elimination of drug mafia and drug control as his government’s first priority, the chief minister said the government has a zero-tolerance policy for drugs smugglers, suppliers, traders and peddlers.

He identified prevention of terrorist crimes as another key priority of his government. He also emphasised his government’s full commitment to the maintenance of communal harmony in the state.

He further directed the officers to take all measures for the prevention of organised crimes by criminal gangs active in the state, directing them to crack down on such gangs in a big way, without delay.

(With inputs from PTI)

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