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'Judges' role vital in curbing drug menace'

  • Published at 03:04 pm December 31st, 2019
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'40% of the drug cases do not see conviction'

The role of judges is very significant in curbing the drug menace in the country, said Department of Narcotics Control Director General (DG) Md Jamal Uddin Ahmed.

The DG said this at a press briefing on the occasion of the 30th founding anniversary of the Department of Narcotics Control at its office in Dhaka on Tuesday. 

"Only the activities of the Department of Narcotics Control, police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), and other law enforcement agencies are not enough to free the nation from narcotics. Judges also have to come forward here," he said.

Department of Narcotics Control Director General (DG) Mohammad Jamal Uddin Ahmed speaks at a press briefing on the occasion of the 30th founding anniversary of the Department of Narcotics Control at its office in Dhaka on December 31, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneHe said the offences related to the drug cases were non-bailable under the Narcotics Control Act 2018 and 1990, adding, "Even after this, if the honourable judges grant bail to the accused, we have nothing to do.

"Judges have to play an active role. If they analyze the facts and exercise their judicial power while granting bail to such accused, it will bring about a positive change."

Jamal said: "I feel no hesitation in revealing that 40% of drug cases do not see conviction. In light of such facts, we are imparting training to our officials at present, and getting positive results.

"The current number of employees working at the department is 1,706 and this will be increased to 3,360 in 2020. They will also be provided with vehicles for each district office," he added.  

Introducing a hot line number, 01908-888888, and a one stop service centre for the general people so that they can give drug related information and get desired services swiftly, he said: "We are discussing with different government and non-government organizations including educational institutions, if dope tests could be done from 2020. 

"We want to ensure that if someone results positive in these tests, then they will not be allowed to get admitted in any educational institutes or even get a job."

The director general said that his department is working towards establishing 200-bed drug rehabilitation centres in the seven divisions of the country which will use new methods to treat drug abusers. 

We are also thinking of providing financial incentives in the rehabilitation centres from now on, he added.  

Jamal said, in order to celebrate the Department of Narcotics Control's 30th founding anniversary this January, they have chalked out different programs and events with the theme "Will prevent drugs, will build Bangabandhu's Sonar Bangla."

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