Taking stern action against a cop who was hand in gloves with the drug peddlers, the Commissioner of Police Jalandhar Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar has dismissed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) from the service after he was found guilty during an enquiry.
Divulging the details, the Commissioner of Police said that the ASI indentified as Sarabjit Singh bearing belt number 2943 Jalandhar has been dismissed from the service due to his connivance with the drug peddlers.
He said that the ASI, posted in Narcotics cell, was himself a drug addict and was found guilty of violating the service rules by helping the drug peddlers thereby blatantly misusing his position.
Mr. Bhullar said that after a thorough enquiry the accused has been dismissed from the service adding that the ASI was recently nabbed red handed by the Vigilance Bureau while indulging in corrupt practices.
The Commissioner of Police, while reiterating the firm commitment of the Commisisonerate Police to wipe out drug menace from the district, said that zero tolerance policy was being adopted by the force against this heinous crime.
He said that anybody, however affluent he or she may be, indulging in this crime against humanity would not be spared by the Commissionerate Police. Mr. Bhullar said that a strict vigil was being kept by the Commissionerate Police to check the supply of drugs on one hand and eliminating it from roots on the other.
The Commissioner of Police further said that a special mass awareness campaign under the aegis of Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) drive has already been embarked to create maximum awareness amongst people against this curse.
He said that Special Awareness Campaign was in progress at Village/ Mohalla/ Wards Level to educate the general public about the ill effects of drugs in affected areas. Mr. Bhullar said that so far 14537 DAPO have been registered in the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police to eliminate the menace of drugs from city.
The Commissioner of Police said that they have intensified activities under the ongoing DAPO campaign from last fortnight 24 new DAPO have been registered adding that 17 FIRs have been registered against drug peddlers during this period.
He said that 46 drug dependents have admitted in OOATS Centre during this period adding that 106 seminars and public meetings were organized during this period in which more than 2500 people have participated.
Mr. Bhullar, while soliciting fulsome support and cooperation of general public in war against drugs, said that the mission of making Jalandhar a drug free district could not be achieved without their help.