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Udaipur police launch mass no-addiction drive to make a ‘drug free’ city

Udaipur : The police department here has undertaken a comprehensive drive not only to save the youth from the vicious circle of the menace of drugs but also to free the famed tourist city from drug supply. A special cell has been constituted for the cause which will go strict with the drug peddlers by putting them behind the bars on one hand, while on the other, extend counseling to the addicts, their families and friends to encourage de-addiction.

‘ Some 114 addicts have been identified after a fortnight survey and more will be included in the campaign for de-addiction in the coming days’ , informed Ajaypal Lamba , the SP. Additional SP Anant Kumar have been appointed as the nodal officer of the no-addiction cell.“ Beat constables have been instructed to reach out to the people in their areas and find persons in need of medical help for de-addiction and rehabilitation” Lamba said. The police has even sought help from few NGO’s working for the cause of drug de-addiction. The identified addicts will be made to participate in a curative camp and even after completion of the treatment, police will keep a tab on them for three months to ensure that they have abandoned drugs completely.

‘SOS PUKAR’ for people in distress- After Alwar, the police in Udaipur too has launched mobile application ‘PUKAR’ to help people to reach out to them for help in case of emergencies. The application launched on the android platform has been developed with an aim of keeping a check on the increasing number of crimes specially against women like eve teasing, rapes and abduction. The software can be downloaded for free from the google playstore and in case of emergencies like accident, fire any person can press the SOS button from his mobile to seek immediate help from the police. Recently incidents like firing, abduction, seizure of illegal weapons, sexual harassments have increased in the otherwise peaceful held district which has sounded alert for the police who have been striving to maintain peace and order in the area.

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