Amritsar's 42 villages pass pact not to back peddlers

Amritsar's 42 villages pass pact not to back peddlers

As many as 42 villages have come forward and passed resolutions not to support any person who has been arrested or booked by the police for peddling drugs. Photo for representation only

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, April 15

As many as 42 villages have come forward and passed resolutions not to support any person who has been arrested or booked by the police for peddling drugs.

The effort has been made to nail drug peddlers in rural belt. The police have been encouraging village panchayats to pass such resolutions with the hope that it would act as deterrent.

“Once panchayats and people stop cooperating with drug traffickers, it will definitely discourage peddlers from indulging in such acts,” said a senior police official.

He said passing a resolution means, village panchayats or people from that particular village would not help a drug peddler in getting bail.

These 42 villages fall under the jurisdiction of eight police stations, including Lopoke, Kathunangal, Jandiala, Rajasansi, Majitha, Kamboh, Ramdass and Chatiwind. The resolution read, “The village panchayats will not help any person involved in selling drugs. If anyone is booked by the police, the panchayat will not help in getting bail.”

Senior Superintendent of Police Dhruv Dahiya said the police have been holding meetings with village panchayats for quite some time now. “Once people come forward and refuse to help peddlers, it will act as deterrent. People will think twice before indulging in illegal drug trade,” he said.

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