The ground reality about drug addiction in Punjab is in complete contradiction to the state government’s claims that drug smuggling and addiction has been arrested after the clean Punjab drive.
Drugs are rampantly and openly available in every nook and corner of the state and also enjoyed by the employees of Punjab police.
The picture shows two SHO’s namely Inspector Gurveer Singh Brar and Inspector Jaskaran Singh (son in law of SGPC member Navtej Singh Kauni), both in uniform seated besides an officer in civil clothes doing drugs by smoking a “hookah”, while a bottle of whiskey is lying on the table. The DGP should divulge the identity of the third officer in civil clothes. This only goes to show the blatant and flagrant indulgence of men in uniform doing and promoting drugs, which is a great moral offence committed by them, likely to have a devastating effect on the people and youth in particular.
It is also an open secret, that although the Punjab Police did launch an offensive against the drug trafficking in the state, but it only ended up catching small fish of the trade and pushed 25,000 petty drug peddlers and poor addicts in the jails. While the powerful drug mafia having deep rooted connections and nexus with top politicians and police officers, remain untouched and scott free. The DGP was quick to give a clean chit to Bikram Majithia, within minutes of him being named as one of the culprits by drug lord Jagdish Bhola, before the media at Mohali last year.
In order to give a quiet burial to the sensational issue of drug menace in Punjab, Sumedh Singh Saini DGP under directions from the junior Badal, issued the said statement claiming to have controlled the drug menace, in order to benefit the ruling Badal family. The statement was a larger part of the “quid pro quo”, between the Badals and Mr. Saini DGP.
“Now that I have provided sufficient proof to the DGP of his men in uniform doing and promoting drugs, which shows that the police force itself is not drug free, how could one rely on the DGP’s statement claiming Punjab to be a drug free state?,” Congress Spokesperson, Sukhpal Singh Khaira said.
Congress Spokesperson said that if the DGP has an iota of morality left in him, he should tender a public apology to the people of Punjab, for misleading and hoodwinking them on such a serious issue like drugs, merely to please his political bosses.