Dharamshala, Jan 25 (PTI) The Himachal Pradesh Police will take the help of their counterparts in Punjab to crack down on drugs and mining mafias, an official said today. Also Read - Prashant Kishor Appointed as Political Analyst of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh

“I will be meeting SP Pathankot and SP Hoshiarpur to chalk out a plan to work together,” Kangra SSP Santosh Patial said. This meet will be organised in the first week of February. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points

Patial said Kangra police has registered 42 cases of illegal mining in the last 12 days. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?

Yesterday, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said drug peddling was a serious challenge for the police and a concrete plan was needed to tackle it.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.