– General Public should help police to nab drug peddlers : SP Dogra
Hoshiarpur: The Hoshiarpur police have been running the annual campaign against drugs and lodged 48 FIRs within 5 days. Notably, in April 2013, a similar campaign was run and hundreds of drug peddlers were put behind bars. In the same way, in May 2014 also hundreds of drug peddlers were arrested. In May, 2015 also a similar campaign is being run and 51 drug peddlers have been booked in first 5 days of the campaign. So, we can title the campaign as Annual Campaign against drugs.
Notably, similar campaign is also carried on by the police of other districts of Punjab.
As per information received, the campaign started on 26th May and 14 FIRs were lodged at various police stations of Hoshiarpur district. 15 drug peddlers were booked including 2 woman and 14 were arrested. Police recovered 869 gm narcotic powder and 2 Kg poppy husk.
On 27th April, 11 FIRs were lodged and 12 drug peddlers were booked and arrested. Police recovered 878 narcotic powder, 1.25 Kg poppy husk and 64 banned narcotic capsules.
On 28th May, 11 FIRs were lodged, 11 drug peddlers were booked and 10 drug peddlers were arrested. Police recovered 468 gm narcotic powder and 4.9 Kg poppy husk.
On 29th May, 6 FIRs were lodged, 6 drug peddlers were booked including a woman and 6 of them were arrested. Police recovered 138 gm narcotic powder, 3.5 Kg poppy husk and 5 bottles of banned narcotic syrup.On 30th May, 6 FIRs were lodged, 7 drug peddlers were booked and 7 of them arrested. Police recovered 460 gm narcotic powder and 2.5 Kg poppy husk.
- Total FIRs = 48
- Total booked = 51
- Total arrested = 49
- Women = 3 booked, 2 arrested
- Total narcotic powder recovered = 2813 gm
- Total poppy husk recovered = 14. 15 Kg
- Other = 5 bottles of banned syrup and 64 banned capsules
Police Station wise detail of number of FIRs
- Police Station : No. of FIRs
- Mahilpur : 5
- Mehtiana : 6
- Garhshankar : 8
- Chabbewal : 6
- Bullowal : 4
- City (HSP) : 2
- Model Town (HSP) : 2
- Sadar (HSP) : 3
- Garhdiwala : 3
- Dasuya : 2
- Mukerian : 2
- Tanda : 4
- Hajipur : 1
Notably, the police of Hariana and Talwara police stations did not arrest any drug peddler.
General Public should help police to nab drug peddlers : SP Dogra
SP Naresh Dogra has sought the cooperation and assistance from the General Public to nab the drug peddlers. He said that the people should inform the police at Phone No. 100 or 01882-247506 regarding the information of drug peddlers. He said that the names of the informers would be kept secret.