Another Bathinda village vows action against peddlers: The Tribune India
Bathinda, February 27
Days after residents of Kaljharani village pledged to take action against those who sell drugs in their village, the Harraipur village panchayat in the Goniana block here passed a similar resolution.
After a series of meetings led by panchayat members and locals at the village level, the sarpanches and other active village members warned the hawkers of “disastrous consequences” if the drug trade continued unabated.
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A few days ago, residents of Kaljharani village in Bathinda district warned drug traffickers to ‘break their legs’ if they continue to sell drugs there. Taking note of this decision, SSP Amneet Kondal had requested a detailed report from a DSP rank official on the matter. A number of deaths have been reported in the district due to drug overdoses in the past year.
Harraipur Sarpanch Jagjit Singh said, “To eradicate the menace of drugs in our village, we have formed a committee of 20 members. Ten members will keep watch during the day, while the rest will be on duty at night to prevent drug traffickers from entering our village. We also invited residents, including those suspected of being involved in trafficking, and a message was passed on to them that drugs can no longer be sold in the village. A commitment was also made at the village gurdwara to eliminate the threat of drugs.
Meanwhile, the panchayat decided to bear the cost of treatment or detoxification of drug addicts. It is learned that after the passing of the resolution against the threat of drugs in the village, police were deployed to provide surveillance.