No landing in sight for addicts in Udta Punjab

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It was a news report of yet another drug bust and arrest that Punjab has got used to — and shrugged off — over the last few years. Saraj Singh’s arrest in February, however, showed how deep the drug problem ran and how political patronage was feeding the menace that has laid a whole generation to waste. Saraj was declared an absconder is 2015 but managed to get elected the sarpanch of Valtoha in Tarn Taran district, and when he was nabbed, he was carrying 1.5kg of heroin.

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