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DC reviews law and order in Itagar

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

ITAGAR, June 22: To review the law and order situation as well as to discuss various issues pertaining to traffic magement, enforcement of COTPA 2003, security and mece of drugs, Capital DC Sandeep Kumar Singh today called a meeting in his office’s conference hall here.

At the very outset, the DC congratulated both the SDPOs of Itagar and harlagun for carrying out regular drive to check the mece of drugs as well as other illegal activities at various prominent locations in the Capital Complex.

Singh stressed that for a peaceful administration, both the police and administration should work together as a team.

The DC further stressed that extortion in any form in the me of dotion from market is ucceptable and appealed the public to bring to the notice of the district administration if they come across such cases.

Regarding illegal earth cutting, Singh informing that it has been prohibited in the Capital Complex directed the Itagar and harlagun EACs and Banderdewa CO to keep monitoring the situation and not allow any kind of illegal earth cutting. The DC also directed the concerned magistrates to check the nuisance of dice, DJ nights, melas, and stressed that proper permission has to be obtained from district administration for organizing such event. He also asked them to check illegal selling of liquors.

Singh also stressed on strict implementation of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) which prohibits selling of tobacco products to minors below the age of 18 years in places within 100 meters radius from the an institution of education.

He further asked the police to give priority to Childline cases and help in facilitating their rescue operation.

Regarding the issue of vendors and their encroachment along the roadside, the DC informed that a Town Vending Committee (TVC) would soon be formed which would decide their relocation.

Earlier, Itagar SDPO Techi Hanyir briefing on the enforcement of traffic rules added that regular drives to check drunken/rash driving, driving without helmet, pollution under control certificate etc are being carried out regularly.

She however lamented that the shortage of traffic personnel is causing hindrance in implementing checking of other traffic rules like haphazard parking, use of mobile/ seat belt etc. Hanyir further requested the DC to put up signboards for speed control at various strategic locations to which the DC informed that District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) has been made who are working on the issues of traffic magement.

harlagun EAC Hento Karga also requested for sensitization/ awareness programme to be carried out to which DC assured the DRSC had been directed for the same.

All the administrative officers and Police Officers had attended the meeting, an official release informed.