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Punjab CM orders confiscation of property of drug peddlers

Bhagwant Mann reiterated his state government’s commitment to wipe out the scourge of drugs from the state.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

In a stringent move against the drug menace in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, on Tuesday, directed the officers to confiscate the property of those involved in the heinous crime of drug peddling.
Chairing a meeting here to review law and order situation in the state, the CM said the state government is committed to wipe out the scourge of drugs from the state. He said the state government has already put the big fish involved in drug peddling behind the bars.
Mann said to ensure further stern action the property of these drug peddlers must be seized with immediate effect.

The CM said necessary amendments, if any required, in the requisite laws will be duly made. He said that the officer in whose jurisdiction drug is sold will be held accountable for this lapse.

Mann said that severest of severe action will be taken against the officers found indulged in drugs. He also asked the officers to ensure that the villagers unanimously pass resolutions for making their villages drug free.

The CM said these villages will be incentivised by giving grants under the rural development fund and others. He also said that the security of these villages passing the resolution will also be ensured by all means.