Merchants of death must be crushed

16 Oct 2020
Merchants of death must be crushed

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed to keep close watch on people, connected with the illegal trade of intoxicants, illegal supply and sale of such substances. Such people should be arrested and such drug dealers be crushed. Strict action should be taken against the culprits, if such items are being sold at other places like Ujjain. The Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the action taken against the culprits in connection to deaths, caused in Ujjain due to the consumption of poisonous intoxicants, at a meeting held at his residence today.

It was informed in the meeting that guilty and negligent policemen have been suspended in Ujjain. About one and a half thousand liter of liquid intoxicants have also been seized. Such action is underway in other police zones also. Police staff are searching and arresting the people, who are operating this business. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also directed the Health Department to take strict steps against the people, who are selling and supplying such substances. He said that preventive statutory steps should be taken by investigating and studying the source of such liquor or other intoxicants, their licensing and supply. In the meeting, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains said that today they are finalizing the outline of a campaign in this regard. Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman informed about the action being taken at the level of Health Department.

Start a campaign against adulteration

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that a campaign should also be Started against adulteration, under which strict legal action should be taken against the culprits. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that strict action should be taken against adulterators. Culprits should not be spared, in case of any kind of adulteration. All concerned departments should be vigilant, alert and active to protect the common man. System should be placed in order to avoid problems. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed that daily information as regard to action taken in this direction should be given him. Such illegal activities should not receive any patronage at any place in the state. Strict action will also be taken against officers and employees, who will patronize such activities, he added