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Need Strict Approach To Bail Preventing Drug, Human Trafficking: Tripura CM

Judiciary also plays an important role in preventing drug trafficking, drug and human trafficking. Tripura Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha said this in a program titled “Assessment of Cross Border Organized Crimes and Legal Solutions” at the auditorium of Tripura Judicial Academy in Narsingar on Saturday.

On this day, the Chief Minister expressed concern and said that Tripura is surrounded by the international border of neighboring country Bangladesh on three sides. As a result international drug dealers are easily using Tripura as a corridor. Which has become a serious problem for the state. 

“Because it has created a health challenge besides destroying the future of the young generation. Drug trafficking has become a major threat to the country’s security. Illegal drug trade is becoming one of the sources of income for terrorists and anti-nationals”, he said.

According to him, drug abuse has become a major problem not only in our country but also in the whole world. However, the state government is working hard to make Tripura a drug-free state. 

Saha said that from 2020 to June 2023, 1509 FIRs have been registered in NDPS cases across Tripura, 1143 chargesheets have been formed by the police, 2,131 criminals have been arrested and 331 cases are under investigation. 

Moreover, 162021 quintals of ganja, 8 lakh 2 thousand 88 bottles of narcotic cough syrup, 23 lakh 78 thousand 919 of yaba tablets and 27613 kg of heroin were seized during this period.

Besides, the government is working with a precautionary approach to prevent human trafficking. From 2020 to June 2023, 4 cases related to human trafficking have been registered and are under investigation, he claimed.

The Chief Minister said that judiciary also has an important role to play in preventing drug trafficking, drug abuse and human trafficking. Registration and investigation of cases under the NDPS Act will not be able to root out this problem unless stricter approach to bail is taken and conviction rate is not increased.

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