CM appeals people to intensify battle against drug menace  

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Agartala, Sep 26, 2023, By Our Correspondent


Agartala, Sep. 26: Expressing serious concern over the drug trafficking, Chief Minister Manik Saha on Tuesday urged the people of all walks of life from students to the citizens to professionals to come forward to uproot the drug menace.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home MinisterAmit Shah have already made a clear that the drug trafficking can’t be tolerated in the country. Like this , the state government has also adopted zero tolerance policy to end the growing threat to the public health”, he said after inaugurating newly constructed building of Chailengtha in Dhalai district.

Saha said the law enforcement agencies have already launched a massive crackdown against drug trafficking and use.

“But the government or the police can’t alone tackle the situation in the state. The people must come forward to turn the ongoing crackdown into a mass movement in each locality, school and street”, he said.

Reiterating that the government will not compromise with those who are involved in drug trafficking, the Chief Minister said the drug trafficking and use are part of international conspiracy.

“Dried ganja is smuggled out from the state and drug tablets, heroin and brown sugar are being smuggled from Myanmar to Bangladesh via Mizoram using the northeastern state as a corridor.

In his speech, the Chief Minister also highlighted the state government’s efforts to provide quality education to the students.

“As many as 100 schools have already turned into Vidyajyoti schools to ensure the students studying in these schools could compete at  national level. A total of 25 more schools will be converted into Vidyajyoti schools”, he said. ----------------- 

Bank employee commits suicide at Dharmanagar 


Agartala, Sep. 26: A 26-year old bank employee committed suicide in his residence at Mantala under Dharmanagar police station, police said on Tuesday.

Kaushik Debnath returned home and went to his room around 8.30 pm on Monday. Thereafter, the family members did not get any response from Kaushik. Suspecting foul play, his father broke open the door and found body of his son was hanging from the ceiling. Shocked by the incident, he alerted the police station at around 12 pm.

On being alerted, a police team came and recovered body. After conducting postmortem, the body has been handed over to the family.

Dulal Debnath, uncle of the deceased said Kaushik who works at Axix Bank, Dharmanagar was mentally upset over the workload. “He might have end his life after failing to bear the pressure from the bank authority”, he said.

Police said they have started investigation assuming that it was an unnatural death but exploring all angels that led to suicide to a young bank employee.

“We are not able to tell the exact cause of death of Kaushik Debnath. He may have taken the extreme step because of work pressure from the bank and may not rule out the possibility of a failed relationship. We are investigating the case”, said a senior police officer.