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Punjab CM declares zero-tolerance against drugs

 Team MP |  2017-03-20 18:19:46.0  |  Chandigarh

Punjab CM declares  zero-tolerance against drugs

Adopting a zero-tolerance policy against drugs and corruption, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday directed the police to go after the big fish among drug peddlers, gangsters and criminals.

Two days after his council of ministers decided to come down heavily on drugs and other mafias, as well as corruption, in the state, Amarinder made it clear to the district and police officials that his government would follow a zero tolerance policy against drugs, corruption, mafia and crime.

Chairing his first meeting with officials after taking over the reins of Punjab's governance, he warned against any laxity on this count. The government would hold top officers of the district administration directly accountable for any cases of corruption, illegal mining, illegal transport, registration of false cases, non-registration of FIRs, traffic violations, street crimes and bootlegging, the chief minister told the meeting, taking a no-nonsense approach.

He directed the officers to lead from the front and carry out raids/measures under their personal supervision to eliminate drug and mining mafias within the next four weeks.

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