Drug trafficking and abuse became major social concern: CM Dr. Manik Saha

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Saturday expressed his concern over the rising drug trafficking and drug abuse and said that government is working on a priority basis to end the drug menace in the state.

Dr. Saha on Saturday inaugurated a daylong seminar on "Cross Border Organized Crimes (NDPS Human Trafficking & Terror Funding etc.)- Impact Assessment & Legal Solutions" here at Agartala Tripura Judicial Academy auditorium.

He said, “Our government is taking various steps to end this menace. There is a need to fight against drugs in a collective manner & the judiciary also has a major role to play towards building Neshamukt Tripura.”

He urged the Judiciary to adopt a holistic approach and take a strict stand in bail matters, considering the stringent provisions of the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act.

“The state government have declares Zero Tolerance to Drugs trafficking to make the state drug-free,” he said, adding that there is a need to increase the conviction rate linked to the cases under NDPS Act.

On a different note of human trafficking, Dr. Saha said, “Tripura is being sued as a corridor by the human trafficking chain. In this case the police along with the BSF, and GRP to nab the illegal Bangladesh nationals and Rohingya.”

“A Special investigation team has been formed to find links to human trafficking as illegal Bangladesh nationals and Rohingya travel to other states through Tripura. However the problem of human trafficking is not alarming in our state”, he said,” he said.

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