Punjab plans to reward citizens giving information about drugs

acing criticism for having failed to control the drugs menace in the state, Punjab government has now come up with a unique plan to control drug mafia and catch smugglers in the state.

The Special Group on Drugs (SGOD) in its 56-page report to the state government has suggested to introduce the US style campaign “See Something, Say Something” to better the control measures on drugs in the state.

There will also be a provision to reward the citizens and cops giving information about drugs. For giving information about smaller quantities of drugs, cash rewards will be given. If information for bigger quantities of possession of drugs is given, the person will be given a constable’s job in the state police.

Besides the reward schemes, SGOD has also recommended to establish a high security jail in Bathinda and has suggested to isolate drug peddlers, smugglers and gangsters from common prisoners.

The special group has also suggested the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to map the information pertaining to drugs for in-house use by the police.

The police will be launching Anti-Drug Anonymous mobile app to get information on drug smugglers and peddlers.The identity of the information providers will not be disclosed.

[“source=businessinsider”]