Punjab & Region

Sidhu targets Channi-led Punjab Govt on drug menace

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 17

Amid the persistent dispute between Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi and Punjab Congress Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, the latter has once against targetted the Punjab Government on the issue of drug menace.

In a series of Tweets, Sidhu attacked the Congress government in Punjab for having failed to keep the promise made in 2017 to eradicate the drug menace from Punjab.

Sharing a news report of National Crime Record Bureau Reports, Sidhu wrote “It was promised to the people of Punjab in 2017, that we will break the backbone of Drugs in 4 weeks but as per National Crime Record Bureau Reports from 2017 to 2020, Punjab has continuously retained the top position in Crime Rate in NDPS for the last 4 consecutive years.”

“We have been accused of carrying forward the inglorious legacy of Akalis by waging sham war on Drugs. P&H HC remarks are its testament, in CRM (M) No. 20630/2021, HC stated that “Drug Suppliers Enjoying Political Patronage Escape Punishment, only Small Time Carriers get caught,” he further posted.

He said that Punjab and Haryana have already supplied a copy of the STF report to the state government but instead of proceeding as per law, we are sitting on the STF report since Feb 2018.

“Even we have failed to extradite the other accused in this multi-crore Drugs case. The solution is to catch & punish the big fish,” he added.

Sidhu said that the government has all the powers to proceed based on STF report.

” Hence, it should be immediately made public, an FIR should be registered on its basis and a time bound investigation should be initiated to catch the big fishes responsible for narco-terrorism,” he added.