New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is using the narcotics syndicate in India to fuel riff raffs agitation.
Swamy, a noted Supreme Court lawyer, alleged that politicians from several political parties are associated with the narcotics syndicate.
Pakistan's ISI is using the Narcotics syndicate in India to fuel riff raffs agitation. This syndicate has politicians from several parties.
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) February 23, 2016
Over the past few days, the Jat agitation in Haryana and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row over the pro-Afzal Guru event have rocked the nation.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh claimed that the event organised inside JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had received "support" from Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed.
The drug menace has badly affected Punjab and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has called for sealing the border with Pakistan to stop smuggling of drugs.
Over 10,000 cases were registered in year 2015 in Punjab under The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and the state narcotics control bureau had confiscated 63 consignments in the border areas.
Among the seizures were 12 kg heroin in district Tarntaran, 18 kg heroin in Amritsar, 13 kg heroin in Ferozepur, 25 kg heroin in Fazilka and 74 kg heroin in Ferozepur district.
He further said in 2014, a total of 14,482 cases were registered under NDPS Act and 17,001 accused arrested whereas in 2015, total 10,162 cases were registered and the 11,874 people put behind bars.