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Punjab announces reward policy for inputs on drugs

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Punjab government has approved a reward policy to encourage information and inputs leading to recovery of drugs under the Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

Dinkar Gupta, DGP, said the policy will recognise government servants-informers-sources for their role in providing inputs leading to the recovery of substantial quantity of drugs and in successful implementation of various provisions of the Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and PIT NDPS Act, 1988. The quantum of reward for successful investigation, prosecution, forfeiture of illegally acquired property, preventive detention and other significant anti-drug work shall be decided on case-to-case basis, he said.

The decision of approval is in line with the suggestion mooted by the DGP for instituting such a policy during the February 23 meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to review the status of his government’s “War on Drugs”.

“Persons eligible for the reward under the policy would include informers whose information leads to seizure of narcotics drugs-psychotropic substances-controlled substance and forfeiture of illegally acquired property under Chapter V-A of NDPS Act, 1985. Other eligible category would comprise the officers-officials of State government or Central government, who make seizures of narcotics drugs-psychotropic substances-controlled substances or conduct successful investigation under the NDPS Act, 1985, or ensure successful prosecution or achieve successful forfeiture of illegally acquired property under Chapter V-A of NDPS Act, 1985 or achieve successful preventive detention under PIT NDPS Act, 1988,” said Mr. Gupta.

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