Anti- drug drive from June 26

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - Somen­dra Sharma @ s_ somen

The Mum­bai po­lice are plan­ning to reach out to nearly 3.5 lakh cit­i­zens in a week- long drive start­ing June 26, which is ob­served as the World An­tiNar­cotics Day, to raise aware­ness about the ill- ef­fects of drugs.

“We are pre­par­ing to con­tact at least 3.5 lakh Mum­baikars in per­son and make them aware about the dark side of con­sump­tion of drugs. The aware­ness cam­paign will con­tinue for a week,” said deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice, An­tiNar­cotics Cell ( ANC), Kishore Jad­hav.

He added that se­nior in­spec­tors have been asked to visit col­leges un­der in their ju­ris­dic­tion and ex­plain stu­dents aware about the im­por­tance of the World Anti- Nar­cotics Day.

Each beat mar­shal will con­duct aware­ness pro­grammes for mo­halla com­mit­tees, he said.

For these aware­ness meet­ings, the ANC has also pre­pared a power- point pre­sen­ta­tion on the sub­ject.

“The pre­sen­ta­tion will con­tain real case stud­ies, dis­ad­van­tages of con­sump­tion of drugs, symp­toms of drug con­sump­tion and pun­ish­ment with re­gard to con­sump­tion and ped­dling of drugs,” Jad­hav said.

The ANC also plans to or­gan­ise street shows with the help of non- govern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions at var­i­ous places, in­clud­ing rail­way sta­tions, for the aware­ness pro­gramme.

Be­tween mid- Fe­bru­ary and first week of March, the Mum­bai had launched a mas­sive anti- nar­cotics drive and ar­rested more than 1400 people across the city for con­sump­tion and sale of drugs un­der the Nar­cotic Drugs and Psy­chotropic Sub­stances act.

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