SP: Police are preparing list of 'backlog' students on campus

The district police, who have pulled up their socks against drug menace, have now turned their eyes on college campuses.

The police are preparing a list of students with backlogs, still pursuing higher education, for the reason that some among them may be a part of drug cartel, luring their juniors with such stuff.

SP Bhushan Borase disclosed this at the inauguration of conclave of principals of educational institutions, organised by Yeneopya Narcotics Educational Foundation of India (YNEFI), an NGO, at  Yene-poya University on Friday.

Recalling the issue of narcotics and drugs that had garnered limelight again during the release of a Bollywood film ‘Udta Punjab’, the SP said, “At the same time, it came to the notice of the police that even Mangaluru is also not far behind, forcing the law enforcing agencies to deal with an iron hand. As a result, cases are also being booked against drug addicts or consumers who were earlier treated with kid gloves caring for their reformation.”

Giving a call to the principals to develop skills to identify such drug addict students, the SP gave them a few tips on behaviour of such addicts like- staying isolated and constantly demanding money coming out with one or the other reasons. Apart from identifying such people, they should be counselled to bring them back into the mainstream, added SP.

Pointing out that even peer pressure forces students to pick up habits, he advised them to instead concentrate on developing some hobbies that may help them withstand such cravings, not uncommon in the youth.

HRD cell suggested

St Aloysius College registrar Dr A M Narahari suggested institutions should set up a human resource development (HRD) cell and promote student mentors to fight such fast pervading menaces on the campus.

Chancellor of Yenepoya University Y Abdulla Kunhi and Registrar Dr G Shreekumar Menon were present on the occasion.

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