HC tells state govt to list steps taken to check drug menace

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2015 20:01 IST

Concerned over the rising drug menace in the state, the Himachal Pradesh high court on Monday directed the state government to file an exhaustive status report regarding its efforts to curb drug trafficking.

A division bench comprising chief justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed the order whole taking suo motu cognisance of various news reports. Posting the matter for August 10, the court asked the state government to reply on five points within four weeks.

The court asked the state to file a report on steps taken to curb the drug trafficking, whether barriers were set up at every entry point in the state and if adequate officers were posted on each entry point for checking.

It also asked for details of number of persons booked so far for drug trafficking and also rate of conviction.

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