DGP Suresh Arora faces tough questions over drug abuse in Jalandhar
Facing tough questions over the alleged police involvement and its failure control drug menace in the state at a police-public meet at Raheempur village in Kartarpur, around 20km from district headquarters, director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora claimed that some black sheep remain in every organisation, so does in the police.punjab Updated: May 11, 2016 21:23 IST
Facing tough questions over the alleged police involvement and its failure control drug menace in the state at a police-public meet at Raheempur village in Kartarpur, around 20km from district headquarters, director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora claimed that some black sheep remain in every organisation, so does in the police.
The stage was set in the langar hall of village gurdwara at where the villagers held a face-to-face interaction with state police chief. Advocate Deepak Moudgil questioned DGP that police had so far failed to nab big fishes involved in drug business. He said the prosecution cell was weak hence persons involved in serious crimes get easily out of the jails. Moudgil said the police should give training to investigating officers to present a strong case in the court.
Shiromani Akali leader Ranjeet Singh Kahlon said one of village sarpanches informed the police about a drug peddler, but before police reached the spot, he managed to flee. He alleged that some cops had leaked the information hence police should identify them and take strict action against such officers.
Avtar Singh, another villager, talked about political interference in taking action against drug peddlers due to which SHOs don’t dare to book them. He suggested that the police should avoid holding such interactions or seminars and cops must act against drug peddlers.
A schoolboy questioned the DGP that if the drug problem was such a serious issue, why the police have failed to control it.
The DGP said: “As every finger is not of the same size, all policemen are not corrupt.”
The DGP said the drug problem in the state is being blown out of proportion Without naming Bollywood movie “Udta Punjab”, he said even an upcoming movie is presenting the problem in the big manner which is not true.”
“It is our responsibility to weed out drug menace from the Punjab as we all did during terrorism,” he said. He said it is due to Punjab government and the police that poppy husk vends were closed in Rajasthan.
Inspector general (IG) Ishwar Singh, who is also director of Punjab State Narcotics Control Bureau, told villagers about the recovery of contrabands highest in Punjab.
First Published: May 11, 2016 11:30 IST