Stay away from medicine, DIG advises students
Students ought to keep away from medicine with a view to safe their future, stated Deputy Inspector General (DIG), South Coastal Zone, Trivikram Varma.
Addressing students of VFSTR (Vignan Deemed to be University), Mr. Varma stated that drug abuse and girls’s security are two points which can be of paramount significance for the State.
“Andhra Pradesh is second in alcohol consumption with 47% of alcohol addicts, and seventh in opium consumption with 3.67 lakh addicts. Students should not harbour thoughts of using any kinds of drugs as these will severely affect the physiological state of a person,” stated Mr. Varma.
He defined the opposed results medicine may cause and gave particulars concerning the forms of medicine, and the totally different levels of dependancy that one goes by way of.
“The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act prohibits production, manufacturing, cultivation, possession, sale, purchasing, transport, storage, and consumption of any narcotic drug. And for each and every mentioned crime, there are varying degrees of punishment,” Mr. Varma instructed the students.
“A complaint box would be installed on the campus to enable students to voice their complaints or grievances. Students can also directly contact 7382296118, the CID’s Narcotic Cell, via WhatsApp,” Mr. Varma stated.
He requested students to utilize the Disha app which may also help ladies in a time of disaster.
“With the introduction of the Disha Act, the crime rate has gone down by 7.9% from 2019-2020. Before the introduction of Disha Act, it took nearly 200 days to complete the investigation. Now, the average timespan has come down to 53 days, and 457 cases were investigated within seven days,” the DIG stated.
Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban, R.N. Ammi Reddy suggested the employees to sensitise the students about ladies harassment and the opposed results of drug abuse.
He suggested feminine students and employees to utilize the SOS function supplied on cellphones.
Vice-Chairman of Vignan Deemed to be University Lavu Krishna Devarayalu urged students to construct a safer society for ladies and woman kids and requested feminine students to make full use of the Disha app.