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Monday, August 12, 2019

Addicts, peddlers target anti-drug panel members

Addicts, peddlers target anti-drug panel members

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, August 11

In a bid to rid the state of “addicts’ home” tag, several villages in Muktsar and Ferozepur districts have formed anti-drug committees. Seen as a threat, addicts and peddlers have now started assaulting and issuing warnings to members of these committees.

A few alleged drug peddlers on Wednesday evening opened fire at the houses of some people supporting the police in checking drug menace at Shamkhera village in Lambi Assembly segment here. An elderly man, Amar Singh, sustained injuries in the attack and a case was registered in this regard.

On Friday, some alleged drug peddlers opened fire at a youngster, Arjun Singh, at Nijamdin Wala village in Ferozepur district. Son of a former member of panchayat samiti, Arjun sustained a leg injury in the attack.

Some alleged drug addicts have even threatened anti-drug committee members in Gurusar and Ghagga villages of Muktsar district. Notably, these committees have caught nearly 25 addicts in Muktsar in the past two months and handed them over to the police.

Ranjit Singh, anti-drug committee member in Gurusar village, said: “We have got threats from five persons, but the police are not acting against them. We have lodged a complaint at the local police station and also sent an email to the DGP in this regard.”

He added: “The police had on Friday conducted a seminar on drugs awareness in the village and I had to intervene during the speech of a social activist to say that the cops were not assisting us. Then the senior cops tried to pacify me and conducted a raid in the village.”

Another official shot at

Muktsar: An alleged peddler on Sunday opened fire on a member of an anti-drug committee of Kotli Ablu village. The victim, Satnam Singh, suffered bullet injury in his thigh. He was taken to the health centre at Doda village. Later, he was referred to Bathinda. Satnam said, “I had gone to a barber shop for haircut and accused Karan Sandhu opened fire on me and fled away.” Angrej Singh, SHO, Kotbhai police station, reached the spot and started the probe. tns 

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