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Toffees having drugs seized from Chennai godown: NHRC issues notice to District Collector
Taking suo moto cognizance of media reports that a huge quantity of toffees having drugs was seized from a godown at Kandasamy layout in Villupuram in Chennai, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Chennai's District Collector.

A huge quantity of such toffees was also found abandoned near a burial ground in Kovilpatti area. A few days back, a school boy had to be admitted to a hospital after consuming drug chocolates, which he purchased from a shop in RK Nagar area in Chennai.

The District Collector has been asked to inform about the steps being taken to deal with the situation within four weeks.

The Commission has observed that the menace, as reported in the newspaper, is a serious threat to the life and safety of the younger generation, mainly the students and teenagers, who can be easily lured by the anti-social elements.

The NHRC in a statement said that seizure of such a large quantity of drug chocolates in the area also indicates the laxity on the part of the department concerned.

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