Mandi superintendent of police, Mohit Chawla, while taking extraordinary steps and initiatives to control drug abuse, on Saturday said that counselling centre for the youths, who are in the grip of drugs and need help to avoid the habit would be established.
Earlier in the day, Chawla launched 'operation mukti', a citizen-centric initiative against drug abuse to check, control and detection of drug with cooperation from every section of the society and community.
“Now, as we have realised that there is a strong need of rehabilitation and counselling centres for the youth, who have been gripped by the drugs. If they get timely help and support, they might say goodbye to the contraband forever,” said Chawla.
He added that the centre would be having psychologist and a legal advisor to provide information of the existing laws and acts and impact of drug abuse in later stages.
He said that the Mandi police were aiming to make the youth aware about worse effects of drugs and refrain them from doing such activities.
“The cell, comprising of an officer of assistant sub-inspector rank, head constable and policeman, who will accompany drug inspector in conducting raids or checking chemists and wholesalers record whenever required” he said.
He added that the cell would be having record of ongoing investigations of the cases under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and update reports of the chemists and wholesalers and submit its precise report to the SP office on a prescribed form, which will help in preparing evaluation report and helpful in deciding future course of action of the police.
Chawla said that the police would take help of the social activists to start poster, banners, oath and lectures in the educational institutions and special vigil be managed at the bus stands, educational institutions, parks and open places in urban and rural areas.