Will not allow Karnataka to become ‘Udta Punjab’: Home Minister

Bengaluru: Asserting that his authorities has taken stringent steps to look at drug menace, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara has talked about 'Udta Punjab' will not happen inside the state after the BJP raised the problem inside the legislative council.

'Udta Punjab' is the title of a Hindi film which highlights drug abuse by youths in Punjab.

"A special drive has been launched to curb drug menace in the state, especially Bengaluru and Mangaluru. We will not allow Bengaluru to go the Punjab way. Udta Punjab will not happen here," he talked about.

The Minister was replying to BJP MLC Lahar Singh inside the legislative council yesterday.

Elevating the problem inside the House, Singh rapped the federal authorities for its "inaction" to curb the drug menace inside the state.

Parameshwara talked about the federal authorities has taken the matter critically and directed police to take stringent movement in the direction of drug peddlers. "It has been come to the notice of the police that petty shops near colleges indulge in peddling," he talked about.

Parameshewara talked about 65 Indian and 23 worldwide nationals have been arrested in reference to drug-trafficking circumstances to date two-and-a-half months.

The minister moreover talked about there are 1,023 worldwide nationals overstaying inside the state."We have been in touch with the External Affairs Ministry, and around 59 of overstaying foreign nationals have been deported," he talked about.

In regards to the present mysterious demise of a Nigerian nationwide, who overstayed his visa, proper right here, Parameshwara talked about he was a drug trafficker and had died in a freeway mishap.

"Nobody has claimed his body despite the Nigerian High Commission being informed. Right steps will be taken to dispose of the body after getting court orders," he talked about.

BJP's Capt Ganesh Karnik talked about steps must be taken to destroy your full drug group in its place of merely arresting traffickers.