Chandigarh: A viral video of a young woman allegedly under the influence of illicit drugs in Punjab’s Amritsar has yet again raised concerns about the drug abuse problem in the state. The video is said to be from Maqboolpura area of Amritsar East.
A young woman standing on the road looks inebriated condition. She is a little bent and seems to be struggling to move forward in the video.
The area Maqboolpura is often in the news for drug-related incidents. Several de-addiction drives launched by the police have shown no obtained much fruitful results.
After the video went viral, Punjab government ordered an inquiry and Maqboolpura police launched a search operation in the area today. During the operation, police arrested three persons and recovered sedatives from their possession. The police have registered separate FIRs in this regard.
Apart from this, 12 were detained for investigation in suspicious activities. Police have also recovered five stolen bikes from the area.
AAP MLA Jiwanjot Kaur, who represents Amritsar East constituency, said an investigation was on in the matter.