Korba police take swift action as part of the anti-drug campaign, Nijaat.

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Korba Police has been running the action and awareness campaign Nijaat #Nijaat against drugs, narcotics, illicit liquor, and intoxicants on the orders of Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh since July. Under this, the police arrested 1054 people in 982 cases of Excise and NDPS Act violations in the last four months and confiscated 2022 litres of liquor.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has ordered the police to take strict action against illegal drugs. Under the direction of SP Santosh Singh, strict action is being taken under the supervision of DGP Ashok Juneja and IG Bilaspur Ratanlal Dangi. In 964 Excise Act cases, the police arrested 1033 people in the district and confiscated 2000 litres of illegal liquor. In non-bailable cases, 102 of the arrested accused under this campaign are in prison.

In 18 NDPS Act cases, twenty-one people got arrested. The police seized eight motorcycles for transporting large amounts of ganja, intoxicating tablets, cough syrups, and hookahs. Shop owners selling alcoholic beverages in the restricted area close to the school and college were prosecuted under the COTPA Act.

Apart from this, the police conducted a total of 317 public awareness programs in the district on a large scale. In the haat-bazaars, school colleges, festivals, other religious events etc., the police are trying to raise awareness through jingles, meetings, rallies, processions etc. De-addiction cells are also under construction in the police stations of the district for counselling drug addicts.

All the people and sections of society are participating in this campaign, and it has received unprecedented public support. In the same year, BPR&D, an organization of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, included the Chhattisgarh Police’s Nijat Abhiyan among the thirty best smart-policing campaigns in the country. This nationally recognized zero-tolerance action and massive public-awareness program, Nijat Abhiyan, is showing fruitful results in the Korba district.

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