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42 drug addicts rescued from rehabilitation centre in Ludhiana

The rehabilitation centre is unregistered.

punjab Updated: Aug 31, 2018 12:52 IST
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Punjab Police on Thursday rescued 42 drug addicts from Disha Rehabilitation Centre in Ludhiana after receiving complaints that they were apparently being ill-treated at the institution.

The rehabilitation centre is unregistered.

Soon after the rescue, patients were brought to the civil hospital in Ludhiana.

“The centre was working illegally. We will now do MLR, medical, blood and other tests of these people. The motive of rehabilitation centre is to help these people lead a normal lifestyle so that they never think about drugs again,” said a doctor.

On August 20, the chief ministers of the Northern States unanimously decided to set up a common secretariat in Panchkula to tackle the issue of drug menace in their respective states.

The announcement was made by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar after a meeting along with the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur had also attended the meeting through video conferencing.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 12:42 IST