Youths take initiative in fight against crime

Dadeldhura, January 27

Keeping in mind the increasing crime rates in the district headquarters Baghkhor and its vicinity, local youths have taken initiations to curb crime.

The district youths have started campaign against criminal activities in coordination with local administration and the District Police Office. Many youths ranging from 15 to 25 years of age have been actively involved in illegal acts like drug abuse, gambling and smuggling of arms and ammunition in Dadeldhura district. As a result, the youths in coordination with the district police office, local administration and various social organisations took initiations to fight against such evils.

Speaking at a programme organised in Baghkhor today, DSP at Dadeldhura District Police Office Chakra Prasad Joshi underscored the need of local people’s participation and cooperation to curb criminal activities. “The security force alone can’t control crime if we do not get support from people,” said DSP Joshi.

Speaking at the function Chief District Officer Janak Raj Bhatta lauded the initiation taken by the local youths to curb criminal activities. “More than two dozen gamblers have been held from various gambling houses of the headquarters in the past few days and they were held only after receiving information from locals,” said CDO Bhatta.

“Scores of people held for their alleged involvement in drug abuse and trading of arms and ammunition are under the surveillance of police. The security personnel are going to run a campaign in coordination with the local youths to curb criminal activities from tomorrow,” said CDO Bhatta.

Meanwhile, Amargadhi Municipality Administrative Officer Lal Bahadur Sawad said that it was necessary to organise awareness campaigns for students of Grade 10 to 12 in coordination with all the stakeholders. He also informed that the municipality was preparing to hold awareness raising programme at five schools of the municipality through local Samajik Ekata Club within a few days. Youth entrepreneurs, traders and hoteliers, among others, were present at the discussion programme.