Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 28: Under the Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee, in view of Ram Navami, a large amount of narcotic substances were seized from a total of 16 shopkeepers in Bistupur, Sakchi, Kadma, around Loyola School, DBMS School, near Bistupur Tata Meharbai Cancer Hospital, as per the instructions of the Special Officer.
Despite the ban on the sale of drugs near schools, the sale continues near schools in various areas of the city. Shops have been opened at the main gate of the schools and gutkha, bidi, cigarettes are being sold, as a result of which small children have started eating gutkha along with smoking bidi and cigarettes.
People have opened shops near most of the government and private schools to sell toffee, chips, tea and other food items and these shopkeepers have started keeping beedis, cigarettes, pan masala, gutkha along with these items. Due to the presence of shops near the school, children have started getting addicted to drugs. Whereas according to the rules, drugs cannot be sold up to a distance of 100 meters from the school premises, sources said.