Hoshiarpur, May 9
Panchayat representatives from seven villages – Denowal Khurd, Darapur, Dogarpur, Dero, Ibrahimpur, Bagwai and Sikandarpur – in Garhshankar constituency came together on Monday to tackle the threat of drugs in their area.
They submitted a letter of formal notice to MP Jai Krishan Singh Rouri and DSP Narendra Singh Aujla demanding to rid the region of the scourge of drug addiction. On occasion, the representatives told the MLA that in the government settlement of Basti Sansian (Denowal Khurd) near their villages, “chitta” and many other intoxicants were sold without fear of the law.
They said that Basti Sansian is located at a distance of 1 km from Garhshankar police station on Nawanshahr road. Young boys and girls studying in schools and colleges from almost all over Punjab arrive in the village to buy drugs in large quantities.
Many families have been ruined with their only child becoming addicted to drugs. They said that many deaths are taking place due to drug overdose in the area, so the drug trade should be stopped immediately.
Calling the DSP on Sport, MLA Rouri assured the panchayats that the region would be freed from the clutches of the drug menace.