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Punjab govt committed to end drug menace: Badal

India TV News Desk 10 Jun 2014, 17:11:49 IST
India TV News Desk
Chandigarh: Punjab government is committed to end the drug menace in the state and cut off the supply chain of those in this illegal trade at all costs, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here today.  

He said that the drive against drug is vigorously under process in the state.

“We are committed to end drug menace and cut off the supply chain of those in this trade at all costs,” he told reporters here on the sidelines of oath-taking ceremony of three new ministers in his cabinet at Raj Bhawan.  

Badal said the government had set up State Narcotics Drug Control Authority with an Inspector General (IG)-rank officer as its head.

“IG Ishwar Singh had been given a free hand to tackle the drug problem in the state,” he said, adding police is under the process of arresting drug suppliers and dealers operative in the state.

“The government is working overtime to break the supply chain of those in drug trade,” he said, adding besides government had also launched a drug de-addiction drive in the state.