Death penalty for those found guilty in smuggling drugs: Punjab CM

Death penalty for those found guilty in smuggling drugs: Punjab CM
Death penalty for those found guilty in smuggling drugs: Punjab CM

Punjab’s Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has recommended death penalty for drug peddling and smuggling.

Reiterating its zero tolerance to drugs, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday decided to recommend to the Centre death penalty for drug peddlers and smugglers, to act as a deterrent to the heinous crime, which was destroying the lives of youth in Punjab and many other places.

‘My govt has decided to recommend the death penalty for drug peddling/smuggling. The recommendation is being forwarded to the Union government. Since drug peddling is destroying entire generations, it deserves exemplary punishment. I stand by my commitment for a drug free Punjab,’ Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh wrote on Twitter.

During the discussions, the Chief Minister ordered DGP Suresh Arora to intensify the police crackdown on the drug menace. He directed the DGP to go all out against drug smugglers and peddlers, making it clear that no complacency on the issue would be tolerated.

A Cabinet meeting was convened here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on the issue of drug addiction. The meeting was called to review the progress of the investigations and discuss ways and means of countering the menace.

-PTC News