Asserts that action soon on nexus of politicians, bureaucrats and drug peddlers that ruined the generations of state
Assures Punjabis that exemplary action will be taken against those people who’s hand are drenched with blood of countless youth who fell prey to drug menace
Action on report has been hanging in fire during regime of previous Congress government
Chandigarh, April 4 :-
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said that on the directions of Punjab and Haryana High court the state government will soon initiate action against those named in report pertaining to drug trade in state and those who have ruined youth of Punjab through drugs won’t be spared.
In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister said the drug trade which had flourished during the previous Akali-BJP and Congress regime had ruined the future generations of the state. He said that the affluent leaders of both these parties had patronised this illegal trade in connivance of bureaucrats and drug smugglers to mint money illegally. Bhagwant Mann said that the perpetrators of this heinous crime will not be spared at any cost and they will be put be behind the bars.
The Chief Minister said that the probe report on this issue had been hanging in fire since long as none of the previous government was sincere to take action against those forces which had ruined the future of Punjab. However, Bhagwant Mann said that now when he had received the report in three packets of reports from High court severest of severe action will be taken against the forces inimical to state and its youth. He assured the Punjabis that exemplary action will be taken against those people whose hand are drenched with blood of countless youth who fell prey to drug menace.
Pertinently, these reports were pending since five years and the previous Congress government had not taken any action on the same but after assuming the charge of office, the Chief Minister had given consent to High court on February 15. Bhagwant Mann had given his consent to bring into public domain all sealed reports submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court that establish a nexus between police officers and drug traffickers. These reports were submitted by a Special Investigating Team, which enquired into the matter deeply. This action had paved way for stern action against the strong nexus of officers-politicians and drug peddlers who have been involved in this trade since long.