Modi government committed to militancy, drug-free India: BJP’s Tarun Chugh

Jammu, Dec 24 (KNS): National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, Tarun Chugh   on Saturday said the Central government led by PM Modi was committed to militancy and drugs free India. 

Addressing a meeting of BJP leaders at Jammu, he said Centre has a policy of zero tolerance against the drug trade and the financing of militancy from its profits.

“The government is strictly working on to bring it down to zero. The central and the state governments will have to fight together to make India free from militancy and drugs,” he said. 

He also appealed to the governments of all the states that they should also contribute in this drug-free campaign of the central government.

Chugh praised the Modi government and said drugs come into the country from across the border through drones, smuggling, tunnels, ports and airports. 

“Where did the drugs come from and where were they going, this is a whole network which needs to be destroyed and the government is continuously doing it with intensity.”

He said if the central government and the state governments have to cross the boundaries of the state while investigation, then they can take the help of NCB without any hesitation.

Chugh said Modi-led government has given powers to register cases to Border Security Force, SSB and Assam Rifles under NDPS, Indian Coast Guard, State Coastal Police Stations and Railway Protection Force have also been empowered.

He also said states have given around 42 cases to NCB or NIA and today the state agencies, NCB and NIA are moving forward to successfully dismantle the entire network. 

“The fight against narcotics has been divided by the Modi government into three important parts – strengthening of institutional structure, empowerment and coordination of all narco agencies, and comprehensive awareness campaign.”

Chugh said the government has also formed a joint coordination committee and many meetings are being held at the central level, apart from this, 619 posts have been created by reorganising the cadre of NCB. 

He said that under the terrorism and drug-free India campaign, till now the campaign has been started in 372 districts to reach down to the tehsil. “Under this, more than 14 crore children have taken drug-free oath in more than 2.7 lakh educational institutions, more than 8000 master volunteers have been identified, who do this work by taking minimum honorarium and also promote it through social media.”

He also said about one lakh more educational institutions and youth have been connected through national online system. (KNS)

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