Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday chaired a conference of Superintendents of Police and Inspectors General of Police here at New Circuit House Auditorium.
Home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, agriculture minister Ravindra Choubey, chief secretary Amitabh Jain, additional chief secretary of home department Subrat Sahoo, DGP DM Awasthi, and senior officers of the home department were also present at the conference.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel instructed that hookah bars should be completely banned in the state. He gave strict instructions that the drug business should not be allowed to flourish in the state and the Superintendent of Police should take strict action. Narcotics coming from other states should not enter Chhattisgarh. He said that not even a single ganja leaf should be allowed to enter Chhattisgarh from another state.
Baghel said that communal and chaotic elements are trying to give big shape to small incidents. All the Superintendents of Police should identify them and develop their intelligence system because such incidents have a direct impact on the peace and order of the state and the image of the government.