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Death for peddlers: CM writes to Rajnath

Punjab
Chandigarh: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for amending the existing laws to provide for death penalty for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers. In a demi-official letter seeking steps to initiate the process of amending the NDPS Act to provide for more deterrent punishment to drug offenders, the CM said the enforcement measures needed to be strengthened. He said the existing Act provided for death penalty for certain offences committed the second time. “This means that a person can indulge in these activities and get away at least once, causing substantial damage to the youth and the society,” he lamented. TNS The Tribune

Amarinder writes to Rajnath, recommends death penalty for drug peddlers

Punjab
Chandigarh, July 4 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recommending death penalty for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers, an official spokesperson said. The decision to send a formal recommendation to the Centre to initiate the process of amending the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act, 1985, was taken on Monday in a Punjab Cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister. In his letter, Amarinder Singh stressed on the need to strengthen the existing enforcement measures to provide for more deterrent punishment to the offenders. The Punjab chief minister pointed out that the NDPS Act, in its current form, provides for death penalty if certain offences are committed twice. This, the chief minister said, meant that...