PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that lack of cooperation from the accused, arrested in drug cases, has hampered in-depth investigation.
“Whenever any person is found in illegal possession of drugs, an offence is registered under appropriate section of law. Further investigation is carried out to track the suppliers and source of illegal drugs.
However, during the investigation accused person do not cooperate or disclose the source. However Police have gone to trace the backward/forward linkage of drug peddlers,” said CM Sawant
Sawant said that 57 illegal gun-related cases have been registered in State from the year 2018 till date.
“Posters/banners are displayed at prominent places at the beaches, bus stands and railway stations in order to create awareness about the harmful effects of drugs and stringent provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Nakabandi has been deployed at specific points and junctions,” said Sawant
The CM said that Day and night Police patrolling is maintained by the Police Station staff in their respective P.S. jurisdiction especially at Bus stands, Railway Stations and other vulnerable areas. Intelligence is also being collected and informants are deployed to find out persons indulging in drug activities.
“Round the clock staff is deployed at border check posts to check the vehicles entering the States. Round the clock patrolling is maintained at all the Railway Stations and train patrolling is maintained to keep strict vigil on illegal activities,” CM said
Sawant also said that whenever police assistance is required by any out state police, the same is provided free of cost.
CM further informed that in Forensic Science Laboratory at Verna, Forensic Divisions, Biology/Serology, Toxicology, Narcotics,Ballistics, Computer Forensic and Finger Print Bureau are functioning.
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kit is used in crime against women,whenever necessary.
The Cyber Crime Police Station is equipped with Software tools such as Mobile Forensic tool, Video and Picture Forensic enhancement tool, internet Forensic Analysis Software,Disk Duplicator, Forensic imaging of various storage Software Items devices &analysis tool, Mobile Forensic Acquisition & analysis tool,CDR Analysis Software and Write Blocker.