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Tripura’s organized Narcotics smuggling kingpins dodge arrests under Political cover : Police only arresting petty drug peddlers, regular raids yet to unearth kingpins
TIWN July 11, 2019
Tripura’s organized Narcotics smuggling kingpins dodge arrests under Political cover : Police only arresting petty drug peddlers, regular raids yet to unearth kingpins
PHOTO : Pic (Top) : Drug seized at Agartala Shib Bari area on yesterday, Pic (Bottom): Drug seized from BJP leader of Bishalgarh Jakir Hossain's home.

AGARTALA, July 11 (TIWN): Tripura Police yet to catch Drug kingpins who are responsible for multicrore drug smuggling empires. Amid day to raids are being held in Tripura against drug peddling, which almost of all are based on local sources, however prove how the narcotic layers are set in the state which gives courage to pill up contrabands on the heart of Agartala city just like yetserday’s Shib Bari area raid. The traditional drug-dealing via bordering state Tripura which flourished in CPI-M era, could not be cleaned even 10% of that and CPI-M mafias are colour-changed BJP activists under shelter of a section BJP’s criminal dominance. The initiative of “Nesha Mukt” Tripura promised by Tripura Chief Minister BIplab Deb yet needs to check in the roots of it which is noway possible without nexus of the ruling-party.

On yesterday, police seized 7,200 bottles of phensedyls, huge number of tablets from Shib Bari area in Agartala from godown of a local named Ratan Saha. Such raid has cleaned a single godwon but what about the rest ? 

Time has come, if the anti-drug mission is really sounding seriousness then Govt must look inside the party and find out why in the ruling party also MLA, leaders have been found blaming own party leaders’ nexus with drug and these people are still sitting on top position along with their lower division workers’ high-flying life-style, just like one alleged smuggler Tapas Ghosh, owner Sukh-Santi-Misttanno-Bhandar, the right hand of BJP MP Pratima Bhowmik whom BJP MLA Surajit Dutta himself called a smuggler ?

A section of BJP leaders’ true colour behind “Nesha Mukt Tripura” has been exposed as during random raids of contraband items, BJP’s Panchayat Election candidate himself was arrested after BSF and police found huge amounts of drugs in his home. The candidate of BJP Jakir Hossain has been arrested in a joint drive of BSF, Police at Miapara of Bishalgarh. Border area’s 110 number gate lined home of Jakir Hossain was raided, who is the candidate of BJP’s 5 number ward on July 6.

Sonamura, Bishalgarh, Boxonagar, Dhanpur areas are corridors for such activities and Hossain was although arrested, it can be understood that many smugglers like him are residing in the state, pouring cold water on Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s Nesha Mukt Tripura. However, Jakir Hossain is just a small figure but the big figures even though known to all but holding topmost positions in the party.

The smuggling network, which runs its production hub in the Wa State of Myanmar, has established a strong base in Sepahijala district of Tripura through Bangladesh.  Border Security Forces in Tripura also continuously seizing contrabands including ganja mostly from Sonamura, Boxonagar areas under Sepahijala District. In a note of concern, BSF in Tripura said that now a days drug-smugglers are appointing ladies for narcotic business.Even though Chief Minister Biplab Deb is designing “Drug Free Tripura” and police are working on that direction but the drug-mafias are increasing in numbers.

The problem occurred as all the drug mafias which was earlier under CPI-M shelter now have taken BJP’s shelter by joining the party aimed to continue their drug empire. Indeed, drug-consuming rate has increased in Tripura in past one year.  Recently in an official statement, it came out that the number of Injecting Drug Users (IDU) is on the rise in Tripura in spite of efforts by the state AIDS control society to control the menace, officials said.  

Question raises, when everyone knows the reality of few of such top leaders, what is the need of highlighting such leaders everyday via media-cell of BJP and also representing at Delhi, instead of having clean image holder another MP from East constituency ?

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