Eight absconding drug traders surrendered before the law enforcers at Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat.
The drug traders surrendered at a function held on the premises of Chandrapur High School and College under Kaliganj upazila on Thursday night. Chandrapur Union Parishad organised the function.
Superintendent of Police of Lalmonirhat attended the function as the chief guest with UP Chairman Jahangir Alam in the chair. Kaliganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Rabiul Hassan, Assistant Superintendent of Police (B Circle) Hossain Shaheed Sohrawardi, General Secretary of Lalmonirhat district Community Policing Committee Mizanur Rahman and Officer-in-Charge of Kaliganj Thana Mokbul Hossain addressed the event, among others.
The drug traders formally took oath giving commitments to the police administration that they will never involve in any illegal drug- related activities. They are Khabir Uddin, Shablu Mian, Hafizur Rahman, Bablu Mian, Mofazzal Hossain and Rabiul Islam of Khamarbhati village and Faruk Hossain and Shahinur Islam of Lotabor village under Chandrapur union. The SP welcomed the surrendered drug traders to the mainstream society. He said that they must forget their previous bad activities and police would assist them to rehabilitate, if necessary, so that they could begin normal life.
“We have to hate drugs to save the society from the wrath of drugs,” he said and called upon the other drug traders to give up the illegal drug business and come back to normal life.