A hub hooch, Hisar village on the road to reform : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Deepender Deswal

Hisar, January 17

Notorious for hooch manufacturing and drug trafficking, the village of Piranwali, located just 12 km from the district headquarters, is undergoing reform.

A special campaign by the district police has brought hope to families affected by drug addiction. The police, after interviewing nearly 200 families, identified 25 young chitta addicts.

ASI Seema Devi said, “A six-member team visits the village twice a day to dispense drugs to drug addicts and provide counseling to them and their family members.

Cops launch campaign to rehabilitate youth

  • Piranwali village traditionally known for making booze
  • After a crackdown, some villagers got into drug trafficking
  • As a result, young locals became addicted, which ruined many families
  • Hisar Police launched drug rehabilitation campaign

Sharing the miseries of an affected family, she said 24-year-old Sonu (name changed) was an excellent kabaddi player. “He became addicted to drugs about two years ago. He weighs only 45 kg. His family has gone through very difficult times.

Piranwali is one of 25 villages identified by the district police for this special campaign against drug addiction. Hisar Range Police Inspector General Rakesh Kumar Arya, who spearheaded the initiative, said, “We have a roadmap for drug rehabilitation. We have also decided to crack down on peddlers and hooch makers.

Historically, the village was a colony of migrants from Punjab. A police official said people here have traditionally been known for making hooch. “The village was a major supplier of illicit alcohol during Prohibition two decades ago. After a crackdown on these distilleries, some villagers got into drug trafficking. As a result, local youths also became addicted.

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against villagers in Piranwali for selling chitta. “During the Covid-induced lockdown in 2020, some villagers even revived their old craft of hooch maker, but timely police action prevented it,” the cop said.

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