Curb blood, food adulteration, drug problem: Telangana CM to officials

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

After complaints from hospitals about adulteration in blood bags procured from Hyderabad blood banks, and reports of proliferation of food adulteration in the city, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, at a high-level meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here Sunday, told officials that every possible step should be taken to tackle the problems.

Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday directed the Prohibition and Excise Department not to spare anybody involved in drugs racket. The meeting was held against the backdrop of busting of a high-end narcotics selling racket by the state Excise department. Register cases against them and send them to jail.

The CM also asked Excise Commissioner Chandravadan and Excise & Enforcement Director Sri Akun Sabharwal to take the responsibility of in-depth investigation of the drugs cases and see that the guilty are punished while Hyderabad and Warangal IGs Stephen Ravindra, Nagireddy were asked to oversee the strategy to stop the drugs menace spreading to other cities and towns in the state. "In this shady business, don't leave any one".

KCR, at the meet, assured officials of full support and ordered them not to spare guilty. Expressing pain over the incident in last month wherein blood was adulterated with saline in the city, Rao asked the officials to modify the Acts to give the guilty life imprisonment and bring in changes and amendment to the existing Acts if needed. "If it is being supplied from the neighbouring states, control it".

The Chief Minister said his government is giving complete freedom to the officials on this issue.

It may leave many in surprise but the latest drug mafia busted out recently shattered many who have been involved.

Telangana Chief Minister KCR is said to have been in deep shock after the developments and he has keen on the updates. KCR also said that it was he who had asked the excise & enforcement director Akun Sabharwal not to go on leave as the drugs case is being investigated.

SIT officials said they would question these film personalities and would also try to find out if they were merely using drugs or were also involved in peddling.

The meeting was participated by DGP Anurag Sharma, Police Commissioners of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda, Intelligence Chief Navinchand, Security IG NK Singh, DG (Enforcement) Excise Akun Sabharwal, Excise Commissioner Chandrabadan and other senior law & Order and administrative officers of State. For food adulteration, 340 cases were booked and 562 were arrested.

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