GUWAHATI: Seeking cooperation of the people in its fight against the menace of drug abuse and illegal drug trade, Assam police has unveiled an app titled 'Drugs Free Assam'.
The app which has been developed by the CID of Assam Police along with NIC was launched by the director-general of police (DGP), Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta during the inauguration of the two-day workshop cum training for Drug Law Enforcement Agencies of North Eastern states, Central Para-Military Forces posted in North-east and Central Agencies like D.R.I. and Customs.
The workshop which got underway on Friday is being organised by CID Assam in collaboration with Narcotics Control Bureau (N.C.B.), New Delhi.
The training programme was inaugurated by the DGP, Assam Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta in presence of S.N. Pradhan, director-general, Narcotics Control Bureau, New Delhi.
Launching the 'Drugs Free Assam' app, Mahanta said this would help the citizens of Assam to inform the Assam Police about the selling, storage, shipment, usage etc., of psychotropic substances instantly on a real-time basis. "Police can then act on such information immediately without any loss of time," he said.
Further, during the inaugural session a 'Handbook for Investigating Officers of NDPS Act Cases' compiled by CID, Assam was released by S.N. Pradhan.
Mahanta highlighted that the drug trafficking from Myanmar and the Golden triangle through the North-East corridor is still a potential threat and that Assam Police is working on a strategy for reducing the supply and demand of drugs and their harmful effects.
Assam Police has registered 1,700 cases under NDPS Act after the present Govt. took over the charge and around 2,900 accused have been arrested which resulted in the seizure of psychotropic substances whose market value is around 325 crores, which includes 50 kg of Heroin, 37 kg of Opium, seizure of 133 vehicles etc.
Pradhan in his address has thanked the Assam Police for organising this training programme and maintained that NCB Regional office will work closely with the North-Eastern states and Central Paramilitary forces to curb the menace of the drug trade and drug trafficking in NE.
G. P. Singh, spl. DGP (Law & Order), Dr. L R Bishnoi, spl. DGP (T&AP), Monika Batra, DDG, NCB and other senior officials were also present at the function.