On the basis of a complaint filed by his paternal uncle Varinder Kumar, police booked three persons — Gopi, Sukhdarshan and Jagdeep alias Chindi — under Section 304 of IPC (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder).
Manish Saini is not only drug-free today but also works as a manager at a shop selling raw material for the hosiery industry, earning Rs 12,000 per month. He has also managed to pull ten others out of addiction.
The NGO, Insaaf, chose the occasion of Maghi Mela in Muktsar to put forth the idea and even announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh and 20 marla plot to any person who was able to explain that poppy was not a solution to the synthetic drugs.
Central to Punjab’s battle against drugs, the state’s OOAT clinics have been seeing a rush since the recent spate of deaths. Dr Singh attends to hundreds of patients a day, besides dealing with relentless phone calls, media interviews and some prying policemen.