Congress demands white paper on Political-Police-Drug Mafia nexus
PPCC spokesperson Sukhpal Khaira has asked the state government to release a white paper on the sensational disclosures made by ex-DGP Shashi Kant, about the politician-police-drug mafia operating in the state.punjab Updated: May 26, 2013 23:51 IST
PPCC spokesperson Sukhpal Khaira has asked the state government to release a white paper on the sensational disclosures made by ex-DGP Shashi Kant, about the politician-police-drug mafia operating in the state.
Addressing media persons here, Khaira said, “A can of worms has been opened by a former top cop of the state, alleging deep rooted nexus between the politicians, police and drug mafia, operating not only in the jails, but the entire state. The sensational disclosures need to be thoroughly investigated and acted upon without any further delay.”
"Those in power, instead of curbing the drugs menace, have become active facilatirs of the trade. Politicians cutting across party lines to reap personal political gains have added to the woes of the people, by distributing drugs during all elections that include the religious body of SGPC,” Khaira said.
“The ex-DGP has made a specific charge that he had prepared a detailed report about narcotics trade in the state. This report had been prepared after obtaining information from various intelligence agencies and had sent the same to the DGP Sumedh Saini, about a year back. As per his report, more than 185 top officials of jail department are involved in the drug trade besides 10 top politicians and several businessmen,” Khaira added.
He added that even though costly drugs could come from international borders, but it was difficult to explain the avaiability of drugs such as poppy husk, smack, opium, illicit liquor, injections, tablets, syrups and other localied drugs, which were available in every nook and corner of the state.
He added that the government must allow an all-party joint committee of the assembly and to visit all jails in the state. He said that the party had also requested the home ministry to send a fact-finding team to the state to curb drug-trafficking.
First Published: May 26, 2013 23:50 IST