Let us be clear. The criticism that Gujarat has become the drug hub of India can be contested. Could it be because Gujarat police have caught drugs of over Rs 6500 Crores in the current year? Much of this credit goes to Gujarat State Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi.
Now Sanghavi is determined to expand the anti-drug drive to other states. He has said that Gujarat police and Delhi crime branch recently unearthed a drugs network by arresting Afghanistan national Vahad Ulla khan. Following his arrest, Delhi police seized a major consignment of drugs. This sparked the idea to take the anti-drug drive to other states. This according to Sanghavi will save thousands of young lives and help many others to reshape their future.
The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) along with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Jamnagar regional unit and Surat crime branch seized 39 kg of heroin worth around Rs 200 crore at Kolkata port on Friday. “We will expand our anti-drug drive to Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Kolkata, to save lives of thousands of youths,” Sanghavi said at a press conference in Surat yesterday.
He praised the Gujarat government and its’ reward policy for bringing a high volume of information on drug rackets operational in other states. Sanghavi said, “Due to our reward policy, Gujarat police are getting more information of drug rackets operational in other states.
Acting on such information drugs have been seized. The politicians who are coming to Gujarat, police officials from their state are contacting Gujarat police to get the documents of the reward policy.” The Minister also said, “they are inquiring about details of our reward policy so that they can implement it in their own states.”
Sanghavi said that Gujarat police and Delhi crime branch had, a few days ago, unearthed a drugs network by arresting Afghanistan national Vahad Ulla khan. Following his arrest, Delhi police seized a significant consignment of drugs. “Punjab police thanked Gujarat police for sharing the information of Bagga Khan who was operating a racket from jail in Punjab. Gujarat police have busted rackets of various gangs in different states,” he added. further added.
“Gujarat police and different agencies worked jointly and seized drugs over Rs 6500 crores across the country in the last year. On Friday, our Gujarat ATS and DRI busted a racket and seized 40 kilograms of heroin from Kolkata.” He added, “The drug lords of Pakistan and Afghanistan are worried over seizure of drugs from The Minister emphasised that Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal was politicising the Gujarat police pay issue which was wrong.
“Political leaders are trying to woo state police. The Gujarat government is committed to resolving their issue. The subject is under discussion between the government and police department,” he said.
Kejriwal, during his visit to Gujarat in August, had assured state police that if AAP is voted to power in Gujarat, they will be given the “best pay scale”. The 37-year-old Gujarat Home Minister has initiated a determined drive against drugs in Gujarat. An MLA from Majura constituency in Surat of South Gujarat, Harsh Sanghavi ventured into student politics at the age of 15 and has been associated with the BJP since the beginning of his student politics career.