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Bhang cultivation spread over 400 kanals razed in Shopian


Excise Commissioner J&K, Talat Parvez Rohella along with Deputy Commissioner Excise (Executive) Kashmir Mohammad Farooq Dar, SDM Zainapora, SDPO Zainapora, Tehsildar Zainapora,SHO Zainapora and officials of Excise department today destroyed bhang cultivation on 400 kanals of land in village Melhura Tehsil Zainapora in a drive against illegal narcotics cultivation.

On the occasion, Talat asked the Revenue authorities to help in the identification of bhang cultivators so that effective measures to stop its production are taken and persons involved are booked under appropriate provisions of law.

He also said that these activities are detrimental to the entire society, particularly to the young generation. He stressed on creating more awareness so that the drug menace is eradicated completely from the society.

The team has been entrusted with the job to conduct random monitoring and mapping for the eradication of wild bhang grown along roadsides and riverbanks. The team will also conduct destruction of bhang and bung crop in its infancy stage.

It was also given out that the stern necessary action as per the law would be initiated against the offenders who grow, harvest, store, transport buy/sell or deal with such illegal activities.

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