Home दिल्ली ख़ास दिल्ली पुलिस Delhi Police led by Commissioner of Police Sh. Amulya Patnaik, has always been at the forefront of the war on drugs, and has been trying systematically to curb drug abuse by juveniles

Delhi Police led by Commissioner of Police Sh. Amulya Patnaik, has always been at the forefront of the war on drugs, and has been trying systematically to curb drug abuse by juveniles

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New Delhi : Drug addiction has penetrated all segments of the society especially juveniles. The world community has over the years demonstrated serious concern over the problems of drug consumption and the long term effects of chronic drug abuse and the impact on the users themselves, their families, the community and the society at large. In India, the community of users is growing and the harmful effects are visible in forms of spurt in crimes especially by juvenile offenders.

Delhi Police led by Commissioner of Police Sh. Amulya Patnaik, IPS has always been at the forefront of the war on drugs, and has been trying systematically to curb drug abuse by juveniles. Programs like ‘YUVA’ run by Delhi Police have been systematic in bringing juveniles into the fold of administrative protection and to help enhance their future by way of deaddiction camps, skill development training and placement fairs. Such community engagement by Delhi Police has reflected concrete results on ground, resulting in streamlining lives of thousands of youth, with a meaningful focus on life and career.

In another dedicated effort to curb the menace, Delhi Police as per directions of the Juvenile Justice Committee, Hon’ble Delhi High Court organized a ‘Symposium’ on the growing menace and easy availability of drugs to juveniles, and the means & measures needed to curb the supply, (31st May, 2019) at Delhi Police Academy for Smart Policing, 17, Mother Teresa Crescent, New Delhi. The aim was to bring together all stakeholder agencies to make coordination and cooperation better to result in closing the gaps in the effort of drug supply reduction in the city. Sh. Arul Varma, Pr. Magistrate, JJB–I made a nuanced presentation before the officers of Directorate of Prosecution, Narcotics Control Bureau, Drug Controllers of Govt. of NCT of Delhi and senior formation of Delhi Police. This was followed by an ‘Open House’ discussion with all the stakeholders regarding practical implementation of the laws and the issues and roadblocks therein.

The symposium saw passionate exchange of views where participants discussed the means, methods and policies required to control this menace, especially amongst juveniles. The agencies discussed threadbare lacunae faced by all and how inter-agency collaboration would bring about better results in curbing drugs on the streets. There were various concerns raised by the authorities regarding the practical aspects of the NDPS Act, and the Juvenile Justice Act, and how a synergetic relationship between all parties was required to combat the war on drugs, with particular reference to Juveniles.

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