Top cop Raman Gupta to go tough on the drug menace, says properties of the peddlers will be attached

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Raman Gupta, Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner
Raman Gupta, Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner

Hubballi: Making the first announcement after taking charge as the Police Commissioner of Hubballi-Dharwad city police commissionerate, Raman Gupta said tough actions would be taken to curb the drug menace in the twin cities.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, the Commissioner said that all steps would be taken to curb the drug menace, which includes sensitising youth and the public about the ill effects of drugs and strengthening communication between police and the public. Using technology and other measures.

He said tough actions like attaching movable and immovable properties of those involved in crimes under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act will be taken. The top cop stated that those who have committed more than two crimes under the Act and have been caught smuggling substances in commercial quantities will face this action. “In order to take this action, we must first conduct a case study.” “This action cannot be taken in all the cases,” he said.

Raman Gupta also said that technology would be utilised to the best level for scientific investigation of the crimes, like videotaping and photographing the scene of the crime, preserving the crime scene, and scene of crime officers rushing to the spot immediately so that proper investigation with maximum clues could begin. This apart technology would be used to prevent offences, for betterment management of the traffic of the twin cities, he said.

He also said that training would be imparted to Hoysala teams although they have maintained a very good response time. The training would further reduce the response time, he said. Tough actions against history sheeters or goonda elements would be taken, and the police would not hesitate to take tough actions like externing them or booking them under the Goonda Act as well.

He also said steps would be taken to curb the stabbing incidents happening in Hubballi, especially in two police station limits. “We will look into this problem, why these stabbing incidents are happening. “All the steps, like enhancing patrolling, will be taken, and special measures will be taken in these station limits,” he said.

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