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Two guards held for selling drugs to students – Zero tolerance policy towards drugs said Amity University

Two guards held for selling drugs to students – Zero tolerance policy towards drugs said Amity University.

Amity has some of the most talented and dedicated thought leaders in the country who come from the best institutions around the world. Amity is the leading education group in India with over 1, 25,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus.

Recently, two private security guards working at the Amity University’s Noida campus have been arrested for allegedly selling cannabis to students and others. The guards, Naveen Mishra and Santosh Singh, are both local residents and in their 30s. They were held late on Tuesday night outside the Sector 125 campus.

Arvind Pathak, Station House Officer (SHO) of Knowledge Park police station said, “Mishra was held with 1.25 kg cannabis, while Singh was carrying 1.2 kg cannabis when they were arrested at 11.45 pm.

Pathak said, “The police were getting complaints about the illegal sale of drugs from the area under the Knowledge Park police station limits. We have arrested six drug traffickers from our area in recent times.”

Meanwhile, the Amity University said the arrested guards were employees of a private security agency hired by the varsity and it has a zero-tolerance policy towards drugs. “Amity has outsourced its security work to a private agency and the guards arrested were employed by it and not Amity University. The guards were arrested outside the campus and they were not on duty at the time.

University spokesman said, “The University will ask the private security agency to have “more stringent guidelines” for its employees and guards. The university from time to time counsels the students about the menace of drugs. We have a proper counseling center and keep educating students about the harms of drug abuse. Amity has a zero tolerance policy towards drugs, alcohol, and smoking.”

The accused guards have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, and were produced in the court in the afternoon. SHO Pathak said other details in the case like from where they were procuring the cannabis were being gathered and the duo has no previous criminal record.

There is a possibility of the syndicate of drug rackets in the university campuses. The entire incident of drug trail needs to be checked. The arrests come amid a crackdown by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police on drug trafficking in the district. In a three-day anti-drug operation which began on October 22, the police have arrested 29 alleged drug traffickers and seized over 30 kg cannabis worth lakhs of rupees from their possession, according to officials.

INPUt – TOI (Times Of India)

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