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Posted at: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM; last updated: Sep 15, 2018, 1:14 AM (IST)

Members keep off anti-drug meeting

Our Correspondent

Nurpur, September 14

The monthly meeting of the Nasha Nivaran Samiti at the police station here on Friday turned out to be a flop show as most of its nominated members did not attend it despite pre-intimation of the scheduled meeting. This hit the efforts of the police and public-participation drive on eradication of drug trafficking in the area.

Only two of the 33 members of the samiti attended the meeting. The poor attendance and lukewarm response of the elected representatives and social activists also embarrassed the police.

However, the Station House Officer (SHO) and the additional SHO managed to convene a meeting by asking youths and other persons coming at the police station for their own work to sit on the chairs kept for the nominated members. The meeting was over within half-an-hour by completing formalities. It was the second monthly meeting ever since the Nasha Nivaran Samiti had been constituted.

SHO Onkar Singh who presided over the meeting said following the direction of the district police administration, police station-level committees had been constituted, but it seemed that people didn’t intend to support the police in eradication of drug peddling in the area situated on the Punjab border. He lamented that none of the elected representatives from any gram panchayat had so far given any tip off regarding drug peddling in their areas.

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