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Saturday, 8 August 2020

Women drug peddlers on rise in Muktsar

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, August 7

The involvement of women in the supply of illicit liquor and psychotropic drugs seems to be increasing in Muktsar district. Eight women were booked for such activities in the district last month. Some of them have been booked on similar charges in the past as well.

Series of incidents

  • The Malout City police on August 4 booked a woman for allegedly possessing nine bottles of illicit liquor.
  • Similarly, the Muktsar police on August 2 booked a woman of Bura Gujjar Road for possessing 20 bottles of illicit liquor.
  • The Malout Sadar police on July 31 booked a woman of Jhorar village for allegedly possessing 30 bottles of illicit liquor.

According to records, the Malout City police on August 4 booked a woman of Chhapianwali village for allegedly possessing nine bottles of illicit liquor. Similarly, the Muktsar City police on August 2 booked a woman of Bura Gujjar Road here for allegedly possessing 20 bottles of illicit liquor. The Malout Sadar police on July 31 booked a woman of Jhorar village for allegedly possessing 30 bottles of illicit liquor. Earlier, the Malout City police booked a woman of Jandwala Charhat Singh village for allegedly possessing 5-kg poppy husk. The Kabarwala police on July 10 booked a woman of Kattianwali village for allegedly possessing 200-litre illicit liquor. The Kabarwala police on July 8 booked a woman of Kattianwali village for allegedly possessing 40-litre hooch. The Muktsar City police on July 2 booked a woman of Bura Gujjar Road for allegedly possessing 43-kg marijuana. On this trend, Ranjit Singh, a member of the anti-drug committee, said, "Women are considered safe conduits, thus their activity has increased in the recent past. They are very much active in the illegal liquor trade. Besides, they keep the stock available in their homes. We had informed the police about the involvement of some women in the illegal act, but hardly any action was taken." He claimed some minor boys were also being pushed into the illegal trade by their families.



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