Union minister Kapil Patil hits out at Maha govt over drug menace, crime against women
Talking to reporters on Wednesday after inaugurating an escalator and two foot-overbridges at Badlapur railway station in Thane district, Patil claimed that leaders of the ruling dispensation (comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) were more concerned about saving their chair rather than attending to problems being faced by the state.
''The government should first address these issues and resolve them,'' the BJP Lok Sabha member from Bhiwandi here said. Notably, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recently arrested 17 people, including Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, after allegedly seizing drugs from a Goa-bound ship.
The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police earlier this week arrested two drug suppliers and seized heroin worth Rs 15 crore from their possession.
Besides, 33 people were last month arrested or detained in connection with the alleged blackmailing and repeated gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl in Dombivli area of Thane.
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