Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to External Affairs Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, urging the Indian government’s intervention for the return of a Punjabi youth, Harbans detained in Malayasia Jail.
In his letter, the Chief Minister has drawn Dr Jaishankar’s attention to the case Harbans Singh, son of Charan Singh, resident of Village Gums Kalan, Tehsil Phul, District Bathinda, who is in the custody of Malaysia Police.
According to his family, Harbans had gone to Malaysia in August 2018 on a tourist visa. However, he was taken into custody on grounds which the family is unaware of, the Chief Minister has pointed out in his letter.
The Chief Minister has submitted copies of Harbans’ Aadhaar Card, abstract of Electoral Roll and photograph as proof of his Indian citizenship.
In the backdrop of these facts, Captain Amarinder has sought the “personal indulgence” of the Union Minister in the efforts to secure the release of Harbans Singh from the custody of Malaysia Police.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday informed Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh that the central government was working on a detailed strategy to tackle the problem of drugs in Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
Shah made the disclosure when Captain Amarinder Singh called on him this evening and reiterated his demand for a National Drugs Policy to combat the menace. Thanking the Union Home Minister for the central government’s support for Punjab’s anti-drugs campaign, the Chief Minister sought attachment of additional Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officers with Punjab, along with deputation of an IG level officer permanently at Chandigarh along with DIG in Amritsar.
(Edited by digital desk)