Police team to be rewarded for busting drug factory
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 20, 2019: The Thoubal police team led by superintendent of police Dr. S. Ibomcha, who recently busted a drug factory at Lilong and seized around 185 kg of heroin worth around Rs 166 crore in the international market, will be rewarded.
This was announced by Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on the occasion of Sadbhavana Diwas, the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, held at 1st MR Banquet hall on Tuesday.
The chief minister also instructed DGP L.M. Khaute, who was present at the function, to lay an intelligence network in and around Moreh under a committed officer so that drug peddling from the border town to other parts of the state is prevented effectively. He made the instruction saying that the Imphal-Moreh highway is known to be a major route for drug trafficking.
The Thoubal district police team with the assistance of ANJUMAN volunteers on Saturday morning busted a brown sugar factory at Moijing Awang Leikai in Thoubal district.
This was the second time police busted brown sugar factory in Thoubal. On June 29 a team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border, Manipur and Thoubal Police busted a drug factory at Lilong in Thoubal district and seized 111.915 kg of Heroin Brown Sugar that would worth Rs 100 crores.
Biren Singh expressed his government’s strong commitment to carry on their campaign against drugs. Drugs and heroin have the potential of destroying the whole generation. There is need for putting in concerted efforts to root out drug menace for the future of the state.
He also also expressed serious concern over increasing rate of casualty in road accidents. In this regard, he directed the officials concerned to issue an order making helmets mandatory for two-wheeler drivers at the earliest. He also asked the police to launch a drive to remove tint from the window glasses of four-wheelers. He said criminals can elude from police eyes if they travel in the vehicles having tinted glasses.
The chief minister also instructed the officials concerned to speed up developmental works and implementation of welfare schemes. Informing that there are around pending 20,000 applications for old-aged pension scheme, the chief minister said Rs 5 crores had been earmarked in the budget for them. He instructed the officials of social welfare department to enlist these applicants in the beneficiary list.
He also directed the officials concerned to complete necessary works like construction of required infrastructure, supply of furniture and equipment and posting of teachers within 45 days at least in some selected schools for ‘School Fagathansi’ mission.
The chief minister administered Sadbhavana pledge to the gathering. He remembered late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s works towards bringing emotional oneness and harmony of all the people of India regardless of caste, region, religion or language.
Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar said Rajiv Gandhi had a firm belief that the country could not progress without harmony among people of different communities and religion. He always kept on bringing unity in diversity, he added.
Ministers, MLAs, top civil and police officers and state employees also attended the function
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