Monday, February 6, 2023

Manipur CM reiterates zero tolerance to drug menace

Correspondent

Opposition Congress asks who will step down on moral ground

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh reiterated his government’s zero tolerance against drug menace even as opposition Congress questioned who will bear moral responsibility for the involvement of police personnel in the smuggling of illegal drugs.
“There will be zero tolerance for anyone involved with illegal drugs, no matter who,” the chief minister who is camping in New Delhi wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
He added, “Investigation about this case is currently underway. Rest assured, all those who are found guilty will face the wrath of law.”
The chief minister congratulated the SP of Kakching district police and team on successfully intercepting the suspected heroin and WY tablets from a police commando team.
On Monday, a team of Kakching police seized a huge quantity of narcotic drugs worth crores of rupees and arrested five of its personnel carrying the consignment.
A total of 1.336 kg of suspected heroin (No. 4) powder and 9.151 kg of suspected WY tablets were detected from the vehicle the police commandos were travelling from Moreh to Imphal along NH-102.
While strongly reacting to the incident, the opposition Congress questioned the moral responsibility to be taken for the involvement of police personnel in the transportation of drugs.
“Whether the state home minister or the DGP would bear the moral responsibility? Would any one of them dare to tender resignation on moral ground,” MPCC president K Meghachandra asked.
Talking to reporters after meeting with the SP Kakching late on Monday after the incident, the MPCC president said that the opposition supported the government’s war on drugs.
However, the arrest of police personnel, that too in full uniform and government vehicle, amid the intensified war on drugs campaign was a great concern to the people.
People have cast doubt over the campaign (War of drugs) as it was not the first time in which police personnel were caught with the contraband drugs in the state, he observed.

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