GUWAHATI, May 20 - Assam Police is going to strengthen its narcotic cell soon, for which the Centre has released Rs 25,80,000.
Additional Director General of Assam Police (CID) LR Bishnoi who heads the cell, stated that with this fund they would procure a special prisoner van, four motorcycles and a four-wheeler along with computers.
Bishnoi informed that all the existing data available with the CID regarding all kinds of crime would soon be analysed in the cyberdome of Assam Police. �By analysing all the existing data, we will develop an artificial intelligence system in the State, through which early prediction or getting the alert about probability of any crime will be possible,� he said.
The ADGP also said that a counselling centre for substance abuse persons has been set up at the CID office. �In the cell, psychologists will provide counselling to victims. I want to urge all people to approach us if anyone from the family becomes a victim of drug abuse. It will help us in apprehending more drug peddlers,� Bishnoi said.
Meanwhile, the CID on Saturday carried out a raid in the go-down of Mazumdar Drug Distributors at Doboka in Hojai district and seized a huge quantity of medicine worth Rs 19,39,047.
According to a statement, during the operation, sleuths of CID seized 400 bottles each of Bestorax, Rexomac and Concor cough syrup, 200 bottles of Rodcuf cough syrup, 2,500 bottles of Wirof cough syrup, 800 bottles of Codextim cough syrup, 2,41,200 Sampax tablets, 7,200 Winspasmo tablets and 18,700 Nitrozepam tablets. In connection with the case, police apprehended Tahiruddin Mazumder, the owner of the godown under sections 42, 21 (C), 22 (C) and 29 of the NDPS Act.
�The operation was carried out on the basis of secret information that one Rajen, proprietor of Aditya Nandan Drugs Distributor, Bhetapara in Guwahati under the cover of his drug licence, traded a huge quantity of codeine-based cough syrup etc., to Doboka,� the statement of CID said.
In connection with the case, the CID also conducted raids in four medicine godowns in the city. However, the godowns were closed for the last two days, the ADGP said.