DGP Haryana, Manoj Yadava
By Raju William
Chandigarh, December 2, 2019: In line with the government’s commitment to make the state completely drug-free, the crackdown on organized crime turned out quite successful as the Haryana police confiscated more than 43 kg of drugs and 52137 bottles of illicit liquor under the Operation Prahar between November 20 and 27, 2019 across the State.
Police booked 395 persons under Satta/Gambling Act from across the State and recovered more than Rs15.14 lakh from their possession. In addition, Police also registered 7 cases of human trafficking or “Kabootarbazzi” and nabbed one person in this connection.
Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, Manoj Yadava said that Home Minister Anil Vij had instructed the Police Department to eliminate the organised criminals, drug peddlers and other offenders from the state.
In the first week, from November 20 to 27, the Police had arrested 88 accused of the drug peddling and 75 cases are registered against them. Similarly, 347 persons were nabbed by registering 151 cases and 192 kalandras under relevant sections of illicit liquor.
Vij had recently kicked-off “Operation Prahar” to fight the organized crime and growing drug menace while reviewing the functioning of Police Department in a meeting held on November 19, 2019.
Gving details of the drug seizure, the DGP said that 10 kg 928 gram ganja, 829 gram 396 miligram smack, 453 gram 083 miligram heroine, 1 kg 202 gram opium, 25 kg 895 gram poppy husk, 1 lg 478 gram ganjapatti, 2 kg 062 gram charas, 10,380 prohibited tablets (lomotil), 9270 tramadol tablets, 30 bottles winrex and 35 buprenorphine injections were seized from the possession of 88 arrested accused. Similarly, 30993 bottles of IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor), 19,807 bottles of country made liquor, 1337 of beer and 1260 kg lahan was also confiscated during this period.
Yadava said that following the directives of Home Minister, Haryana Police has further accelerated its crackdown against drugs and other criminals in the State.
The DGP also warned the organised criminals and those involved in peddling drugs either join the mainstream or else leave the state.