Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 25, 2018: Members of Autonomus District Council (ADC) and Bharatya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) of Chandel district have expressed disappointed on the involvement of ADC chairman, Chandel in a huge drug racket, at the launching of one-day programme of “Fight Against Drug cum Free Health Medical Camp”.
The programme was today organised by BJYM at Behlung Memorial Town Hall, Chakpikarong in Chandel with the support of ADC, Chandel.
Chairman of ADC Chandel, Lhukhosei Zou along with his seven associates were arrested by Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and Imphal West police on June 20 with 4.595kg of heroin, 28kg of World is Yours (WY) tablets.
Th. Joy Lamkang, ADC vice-chairman said, “We have asked the chief minister for justice.” It is a shame for us when a public representative, elected for the welfare of the people has been found involved in drug trade, he added.
The involvement of ADC Chandel in drug racket hurt us. Such unfortunate incident involving ADC had never been witnessed in the past. It is the law to decide for justice, said Ps. Monhiring, president, BJYM, Chandel.
To save the youth and the society from drug menace we take this programme, he added.
Many students in Chandel have been killed by drugs. Drug-use has been escalating year by year. We want to save specially the un-addicted youth and those who have not touched the drug, he added.
Monhiring said we will continue this programme at Khengjoi, Sugu, Sajik Tampak, Komlathabi, Moreh Tengnoupal blocks. Schools and colleges will be reached out with the drug awareness programme.
Experts talked on “Social impacts of drug addiction while Dr. Kh. Nabakishore Singh on “Mechanism and clinical aspects of drug addiction”. More than hundred villagers were given attendance during the medical camp.