Port Blair, Jun 11: Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament met Director General of Police, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Dependra Pathak today on 11th June, 2019 and expressed serious concern of the society on easy availability of the illegal and banned drugs particularly Ganja in these islands. He stated that the worst effected section of society by this social evil are the younger generation. There are instances when the worried parents of these innocent young islanders trapped by the drugs have approached him to take up the issue with the higher authorities so that lives and future of their children are saved. Often we have witnessed several fatalities in the form of road accidents etc which perhaps can also be attributed to the use of Ganja. To prevent the society from the clutches of drug abuse, Mr. Sharma has requested the Director General of Police to take immediate stern step against the drug peddlers and also requested to deploy strict vigil on Medical shop to prevent selling of sedative drugs without any prescription from the registered Medical practitioners. He has further requested the DGP to keep high vigil on the issue to prevent bringing drugs, especially Ganja in A&N Islands.
Acknowledging the concern of the Member of Parliament, the Director General of Police has assured to look into the matter, a release from Media cell of MP Office Gandhi Bhavan said.