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New Delhi:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that a huge quantity of toffees containing drugs was seized from a godown at Kandasamy layout in Villupuram in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 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 had purchased from a shop in RK Nagar area in Chennai.

The NHRC Commission has issued notices to the District Collector, Chennai, asking for a report in the matter within four weeks. He has been asked to inform about the steps being taken to deal with the situation, acoording to NHRC sources. It 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. .

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