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Punjab govt to form agency for supervising NDPS cases

PTI  Chandigarh, May 14, 2014
First Published: 17:29 IST(14/5/2014) | Last Updated: 21:22 IST(14/5/2014)

The Punjab government today issued notification for creation of a nodal agency to supervise the cases registered under the NDPS Act in order to ensure their speedy trial.
 
The decision has been taken following observation that delay take place in dealing with such cases, a spokesperson of the government said.
 
He said the nodal agency would be constituted under the chairmanship of Additional Director General of Police (Crime), and would have all Zonal Police Commissioners as its members and DIG (Crime) as member Secretary.
 
The agency will collect information fortnightly in an enclosed proforma from district DSPs and will hold frequent meetings for the scrutiny of the cases.
 
The agency will take measures to ensure that the investigating officers do not have any discretion in such cases. Also, it will issue instructions to all investigating officers for expeditious disposal of the cases.
 
The agency will submit progress report regarding disposal of cases under Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act to the Home Department after every two months. The report will be reviewed at the level of Principal Secretary and Secretary (Home).

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