City police release album on drug abuse

City police release album on drug abuse

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Amid their busy schedule, around 20 police staff from the Byappanahalli police station have found the time to work on an album highlighting the ill effects of drug abuse in society. Launched by the city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar, on Saturday, as part of a campaign against drug abuse, it is the result of three months of hard work. 

Subramani Shanubhoganahalli, the singer and the lyricist, works as a station writer at the Byappanahalli police station. He began work on it in August after senior police officers asked him to compose a song on the issue.

“They asked me to write on the ill effects of drug abuse, about drug peddlers and how police deal with such cases. While working on the lyrics and the visuals, I selected 20 police personnel from Byappanahalli station and also approached a team of junior artistes from the Kannada film industry to start shooting for the album,” added Shanubhoganahalli.

“A music director from Kolar, B R Hemanth Kumar, agreed to compose the music for our song. It took almost one month to complete the album of 4.16 minutes, he said.

The album has now gone viral in the department and Shanbhoganahalli has received laurels from across the state, said police sources. It has been shared on all the social networking handles of the city police.

The album also asks the people to alert police on toll-free number 1908 to provide information and join hands to fight the menace.