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Udupi: Crackdown on drug users in Manipal, many students booked


Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Sep 13: Police in Manipal have begun a big crackdown on drug abuse in and around the town. They have booked cases against at least 5 students and a physiotherapy intern from Malaysia. Exact number of students is yet to be known. 

The crackdown began on Wednesday, September 13 and will continue, police said.

There were many complaints of students using drugs in town.


SP Sanjeev Patil

Superintendent of police (SP) Sanjeev Patil confirmed about the action by police and said more details will be provided later.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Quite serious matter and all corrective steps to be taken to eradicate this in every place

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Do blood check of all students. Police can catch more. Police can save students.

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  • leslie, udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    I am not a smoker...
    But I learn...
    Pure ganja (Marijuana) if taken on a controlled basis is best to control cancer and aging disorders...
    Abusing a substance by mixing and modifying to enhance intoxication is bad...
    Government must decontrol and allow Marijuana to be grown for self consumption...

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    If the adults while in childhood are given protein rich food & are shown affection by their parents then they would not take drugs later-on in their life. There are different sources of proteins and some come with gas as by product. In my opinion pork is the best source of protein & I would suggest more people to get into pig farming. I have seen many pork vendors sell pork with more than 50% of fat and I would suggest people to remove fat as much as possible. Fat makes people obese & lazy. People, farm & eat good source of protein and exercise which would make your family healthy & happy.

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  • lukas, malpe

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    good work should be shoot in public like philippines president did to control drugs consumer in his country.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Now go after Gauri's Murderers ...

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    It is good to see that Mr. Sanjiv Patil has taken up his job seriously and indeed has developed an action oriented plan. Mr. Patil had done an excellent job in Mangalore as the D.C.P. and had spared no one indulging in any kind of crime. His going away was a loss to Mangalore but now he is a great asset to Udupi.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Finally,,At last....!! This crackdown on drug users should have been carried out long long back..So many lives would have been saved..!! Anyway, Good step..Congrats Police Dept..Please be serious about it..Don't bow down under pressure..

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  • Vignesh, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    So praise siddu govt

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  • Jeevan, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Drugs should also make legal. Why cigarette and alcohol is legal.

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    how come you forgot beef and dying jawans on the border?

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Drugs are highly harmful to health and are illegal in almost all the civilized countries of the world. Cigarettes and tobacco products though injurious to health have been accepted by civilized society. Wine or liquor if taken as a medicine or in medically prescribed quantities is beneficial to health, especially for those having constipation and digestive problems.

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  • John Tauro, M'luru / Kwt

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    This is a very serious issue involving the future of students. The police should not show any leniency especially towards foreign students with money power.

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    All students get into these fun activities during college. It is not a big deal.
    I can relate the fate of beef consumers hit by cow rakshaks with these students booked by police for using weed!
    Consumption of beef in private and smoking weed in private ... both are fundamental rights of Indians!!
    Did I sound like Rahul Gandhi??

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  • Arun, pangla

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    No, but you need rest, have a good sleep.

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