Published On : Mon, Oct 9th, 2017

Home Ministry committed to take narcotics menace head on: Ahir

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir on Monday said that Ministry of Home Affairs is committed to take the evil of narcotics smuggling being done from neighbouring and other countries head on. “Serious efforts are being made by Ministry of Home Affairs to rid the young generation of drug addiction. No stone will be left unturned for making India narcotics free,” Ahir declared.

Ahir was speaking after presiding review meeting of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Western Region, held at Sadar-based N-Cops Excellence Centre (Nagpur Centre for Police Service) on Monday. Other dignitaries present in the meeting include NCB Deputy Director General (Operations) Dr R P Singh, Deputy Director General of South West Region M A Jain and Joint Commissioner of Police Shivaji Bodkhe.

Illicit funds being generated from the sale of drugs are being utilised for funding terrorist activities and illegal arms trade, he said. “India is committed to deal with the narcotics menace with a firm hand. The younger generation of the nation will be made free of drug addiction through intense awareness campaigns and other necessary measures,” Ahir asserted.

Nagpur cops are cracking down on drug peddlers. Till now 600 persons involved in the drug dealings have been taken into custody. NEERI is doing research aimed at scuttling the harvest of ganja harvesting and based on the research, measures will be initiated to take on the narco-drug menace head on, he said.