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Licenses of scores of medical shops suspended to curb drug menace

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In a bid to curb the drug menace and maintain a strict vigil, the Drug Control officers have suspended the licenses of dozens of medical shops involved in selling drugs without prescription in Kashmir valley.

Official sources told the news agency Kashmir News Trust that it is an ongoing process and for the past six months owners of scores of medical shops have faced the music.

They said in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district alone, seven licenses were suspended of medical shops by the Drug Control officers for selling drugs without a prescription, especially to those habitual of taking drugs. ‘Same action has been initiated in other districts as well, officials said.

They said that the operation of Drug Control Officers against illegal medical shops and drug abuse will be carried further and no one will be spared for playing the lives of people. [KNT

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