Keeping Pune city drugs free is our priority: Pune Police Commissioner

Keeping Pune city drugs free is our priority: Pune Police Commissioner

Keeping Pune city drugs free is our priority: Pune Police Commissioner

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Kumar says referring to the city as ‘Udta Pune’ due to drug incidents is misleading

28 June 2024

Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar has defended the police force’s priority to keep Pune drug-free, stating that false narratives about the city being ‘Udta Pune’ due to a drug incident are misleading. Speaking at an event at Modern College on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Kumar highlighted the police’s efforts against drug racketeering and drug use, stating that the police force is dedicated to ensuring the city remains drug-free.

The police are investigating the alleged discovery of drugs at Liquid Leisure Lounge on Fergusson College Road, following a viral video that sparked media attention and public outrage.

The police commissioner in Pune has fended the city from false narratives that it is a drug-infested area, stating that a drug-free society is a priority for the administration and police. He urged people not to let false narratives spread about the Oxford of the East, an educational hub. The police commissioner stated that they have taken stringent action in response to the media and citizens’ concerns, and they will not spare any illegality, organized racket, or corrupt practices, both within and outside the police force. The commissioner emphasized the importance of a drug-free society and urged people not to let false narratives spread.

He further said, “I want citizens to go to the police station or a chowki with the confidence that police will find relief and solutions for their problems. If that does not happen, citizens have the option of approaching senior officers including ACPs, and DCPs. They can use social media and directly write to our handles. There is also the one-stop option of calling 112. I want to assure you that a call on 112 will be responded to in five to seven minutes.”

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