Govt not targeting film industry: KCR

Govt not targeting film industry: KCR
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Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao  who held a review meeting on Friday refuted the reports that his government targeted film industry in the investigation into the drug racket. He clarified there is also no truth in saying that drug menace penetrated in the IT industry in the State. 

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao who held a review meeting on Friday refuted the reports that his government targeted film industry in the investigation into the drug racket. He clarified there is also no truth in saying that drug menace penetrated in the IT industry in the State.

KCR said according to the statistics by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Telangana State is not there among the States which are known as drug affected. Punjab registered 10, 220 cases, UP 6,755, Maharashtra 1903, Tamil Nadu 1402 and Rajasthan 1115 cases.

Other cities include Mumbai 1512, Delhi 829, Kanpur 551, Amritsar 457 and Kota 242. He has said the investigation agency has been making an in-depth inquiry into the issue so that menace of distribution and use of banned drugs can be nipped in the bud.

The Chief Minister announced that persons who would give information on Hookah centres, playing cards clubs, supply of Cannabis (Ganja) and teasing of women would be given a cash award of Rs 1 lakh and the names of the informants will be kept confidential.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that they had information that the drugs were being supplied from countries like Spain, Thailand, Portugal, Nigeria, Netherlands and Columbia. The probe agencies also zeroed in on some kingpins.

DGP Anurag Sharma, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy, Excise Commissioner R Chandravadan and other officials were present in the meeting.

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