Gangtok: In an effort to curb drug problem in the state of Sikkim CM PS Tamang on Saturday made a huge announcement saying “any police officer found using or helping drug suppply then the employee will be sent for compulsory retirement”.
CM PS Tamang made the statement when he was addressing a gathering mostly composed of police personnel after laying down the foundation stone of first if its kind Smart Police station -cum -Crisis Response Center at Namchi Police Station, South Sikkim.
CM Tamang was referring to the latest largest drug haul by Sikkim in which one police officer was involved. “The world is suffering from drug problem and Sikkim is also not left alone so we should also take strict action to control the problem and we are determined to fight against drug problem so now we have decided that we will send police officers those who consume and indulge supply will be sent for compulsory retirement. Case will be there in court but we will immediately send them for retirement,” the minister said.
“We will also start testing for drug in all police stations which can detect drug use for up to 3 months,” he further said adding, “We are receiving complaints that Station House Officer of various police stations are not going on the field which they must go, they should not depend on subordinate officers and SHO must visit field for every case.”
CM also said that 16 new bikes for traffic police will also be flagged off to check traffic problem in Gangtok and other districts.
CM announced Outstanding Police Award for best performing police officer who does extraordinary service.