Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 29
The Drug Inspectors’ Welfare Association has condemned the registration of an FIR against three drug inspectors following suicide by a Tarn Taran-based chemist recently. They have demanded a fair probe into the case.
“It will demoralise the morale of the drug inspectors and other government employees who have been performing their duty in accordance with the law,” said members of the association.
Lakhwinder Singh, owner of a medical store at Naushera Pannua in Tarn Taran had committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance last week. Later, the police booked three employees of the drug wing of the Health Department, namely zonal in-charge Kulwinder Singh and drug inspectors Bableen Kaur and Ramneek Singh.
According to the association, the three officials, working on the instructions of the state government, had seized habit forming drugs from the shop on May 26. Lakhwinder’s drug licence was suspected for six months so he ended his life on May 27. His family had accused the drug inspectors of harassing them.
Association president Amit Lakhanpal and vice president Sukhdeep Singh stated in a press release that it was unfair to register an FIR without conducting any investigation.
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