NARCO ON THE PROWL
IPS officer and former CBI special director Rakesh Asthana took over as director general, Narcotics Control Bureau, without much fanfare. But the Gujarat cadre officer’s name cropped up in home minister Amit Shah’s informal interaction with Northeast CMs and politicians in Guwahati. Urging the CMs to crack down on drug deals in the region, Shah gave them three months to identify and dissuade politicians involved in these deals. Asthana, he told them, would soon start making regular trips.