PIL regarding drug abuse in J&K
JAMMU, Feb 11: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Atharv Mahajan and court on its own motion regarding low conviction and mostly acquittals in NPDSA cases, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan today expressed serious concern over non-compliance of the earlier orders.
After hearing Advocate Deepika Mahajan appearing for the PIL, the DB observed, “status report dated February 7, 2019 has been filed by Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Special Secretary to Government, Home Department which relates to the proposal for establishment of two Forensic Narcotic Divisions at Jammu and Srinagar”, adding “these Divisions are at the proposal stage only”.
“The last order has not been complied with at all as there is no report with regard to the creation of de-addiction centres”, the DB said and directed the respondents to ensure that the order dated 26th December, 2018 is complied with failing which Director of the Department of Home shall remain present in the court on the next date of hearing.
In its last order, DB had also directed the Government to make available land for construction of adequate storage facilities for drugs and psychotropic substances which are seized by the police.