Press Reporter News Service
New Delhi, July 20
The federal government on Tuesday knowledgeable Lok Sabha that the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) registered 1,99,716 circumstances associated to drug trafficking between 2017 and 2019 with the utmost reported from Maharashtra (40,987), adopted by Punjab (35,546).
Responding to a written query within the Home Minister of State (MoS), Dwelling Nityanand Rai stated, “Sharp vigil, efficient surveillance, public cooperation, source-based intelligence, sensitisation of subject officers for higher enforcement and many others have resulted in gradual improve in registration of variety of drug trafficking-related circumstances within the nation.”
He stated that the Nationwide Crime Data Bureau (NCRB) is the central company, which compiles the info on crimes, as reported by States and Union Territories (UTs), and publishes the identical in its annual publication “Crime in India”.
Rai stated that the most recent revealed report is for the yr 2019. “The State/UT-wise particulars of circumstances registered below the Narcotics Medicine and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act-1985 for the yr 2017, 2018 and 2019 are 63,800, 63,137 and 72,779 respectively,” he stated.
As per the NCRB information among the many prime 5 states, in addition to Maharashtra and Punjab, Kerala registered 27,913 circumstances, Uttar Pradesh 26,458 and Tamil Nadu 11,858.
Among the many northern states after Punjab, it was Haryana, which recorded the very best with 7,464 adopted by Himachal Pradesh with 3,791 and Jammu & Kashmir 3,102.
Delhi, among the many UTs, registered the very best variety of 1,595 of such circumstances within the three years adopted by Chandigarh with 648.
The Minister stated that the federal government has taken numerous steps for the prevention of drug trafficking within the nation. He stated for coordination amongst numerous Central and State companies, the Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) mechanism was arrange by the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) within the yr 2016 for efficient Drug Legislation Enforcement.
“This NCORD system has been restructured right into a four-tier scheme as much as district stage by MHA on July 29, 2019, for higher coordination. For monitoring the investigation of huge seizure circumstances, a Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) with Director Basic (DG), NCB as its Chairman was arrange by the federal government on July 19, 2019,” he stated.
He additionally stated that for digitisation of pan-India drug seizure information, MHA has launched an e-portal referred to as ‘SIMS’ (Seizure Data Administration System) within the yr 2019 for all of the drug regulation enforcement companies below the mandate of Narcotics Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. He stated that monetary help below the scheme “Help to States for Narcotics Management” is supplied by MHA to eligible States for strengthening their narcotic items.
Rai additionally stated that Border Safety Power (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indian Coast Guard, Railway Safety Power and Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) have been empowered below the NDPSA Act for making interdiction of narcotic medicine in remotest and far-flung areas of the nation.