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To spread awareness on side effects of alcohol, drugs, police launch anti-alcoholism campaign

New Delhi: Delhi Police has launched an anti-alcoholism campaign in Dwarka to spread awareness among residents of JJ clusters about the side effects of consuming drugs and liquor.

According to police, Dwarka district has been taking various initiatives to control crime by nabbing the criminals, increasing police vigil during day & night, cordoned off the borders in the night hours, manual and motorcycle patrolling in the area.

Dwarka police are also trying to strike the illegal supply and consumption of liquor/drugs, one of the reasons behind the commission of the crime, by taking strict action against both, the supplier of illegal liquor, drugs as well the public offender found indulged in drinking/smoking at a public place.

Police further said that in addition to the said crime curbing measures, Dwarka Police has been organizing various awareness programmes to spread awareness about the side effects of consumption of drugs and liquor.

Now, Dwarka District Police has launched one-week De-addiction campaign of Nukkad Natak on the theme of "Anti-Alcoholism" in JJ Cluster areas, in association with Prajapita Brahm Kumaris Sisters from July 24, to July 30.

"During this campaign, J J Clusters in nine different locations comes under the jurisdiction of PSs Dwarka North, Dwarka South, Dabri, Bindapur and Uttam Nagar will be covered," said DCP Dwarka.

In the programme, a joint team of Delhi Police and Brahm Kumaris visits JJ

cluster area and interact with the public. The public is also responding overwhelmingly and comes in huge numbers to see the Nukkad Natak performed by the artists.

After the performance of Nukkad Natak, the public including men, women, youngster and children go through the exhibition which shows bad effects and consequences of consuming drugs/liquor.

Police further said that during the year 2019 till July 28 Dwarka Police have arrested 346 bootleggers and recovered more than 1 lacs quarters of illicit liquor and 50 vehicles being used for transportation.

23 criminals arrested under NDPS Act found involved in the supply of drugs.

Moreover, action has been taken under against the 5,562 offenders found involved in drinking/consuming liquor at the public place by arresting them under the Excise

Act.

Similarly, more than 3,500 offenders have been challaned under COTPA Act for smoking in public place.

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