Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi directed officials to adopt a zero-tolerance policy to corruption and illicit trade in a meeting held with all the state's Deputy Commissioners and the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) on 31 October. This and more in our weekly news update from Punjab.
Announcing 'Mission Clean', the chief minister directed police officials to take strict action against unscrupulous elements indulging in illicit practices related to sand mining and liquor.
He added that the state would adopt a zero-tolerance towards drug trade and other corrupt practices.
To curb illegal sand mining, Mr Channi directed DCs and SSPs to ensure that sand and gravel were available in the markets and sold at rates fixed by the government.
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