Amarinder orders probe into drugs-related deaths in Punjab

Amarinder Singh File Photo

Chandigarh, July 3: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered investigation into the recent spate of drug-related deaths in the state and directed that stringent action be taken against those found guilty, without considering their political affiliations. Nearly 35 deaths have been reported in the state in the past one month itself due to drugs abuse and drugs overdose.

The probe was ordered after some social activists met the Chief Minister on Tuesday to highlight the rampant drugs abuse in the state. Leaders of the main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also met him in this regard here. The probe order came just a day after the Punjab cabinet on Monday resolved to recommend, to the to the Union Government, death penalty for drug smugglers and peddlers. (IANS)