Centre asked to apprise SC on safe custody of seized drugs

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The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to spell out the action taken by it for implementation of the apex court direction on ensuring safe custody of narcotics and psychotropic substances seized by the enforcement agencies.

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The apex court also asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to inform it about the progress in setting up de-addiction centers for rehabilitation of drug addicts.

A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur asked the Centre’s counsel to take instructions from the departments concerned and apprise it within six weeks.

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The bench was hearing a PIL filed by one Vineet Dhanda.

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