56 kanals of poppy destroyed in Pulwama


Srinagar: According to the Deputy Excise Commissioner, Executive Kashmir, the team head by Excise and Taxation Officer, South range Saturday destroyed 56 kanals of poppy in village Pulwama, Washbugh, Drassu. He said that the department  will intensify checks to curb cultivation of poppy.
Police on Saturday recovered 15-kg dried poppy from Vijpara area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipore district.
“The poppy has been recovered from Mehraj-ud-din Beigh son Abdul Rashid Beigh, resident of Vijpara Hajin,”  a police official said.
He said that the accused was arrested and a case under relevant sections has been registered at police station Hajin.
“Further investigations have been set in motion,” he added. Police has registered a case with FIR No 22/23 u/sec 8/20/NDPS.
Shopian police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 13 Kilograms of poppy straw from their possession, a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson in a statement said a drug peddler was arrested in Janglatmandi area of Anantnag and 220 grams of charas was recovered from his possession.
“On a tip off, Shopian police laid a naka at Babpora Awaneera Crossing headed by SHO Police Station Zainapora. During naka checking two persons Ghulam Ahmad Sofi son of Wali Mohammad Sofi resident of Gund Chahla Bijbehara and Hilal Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Trenz Shopian who were riding a motorcycle were intercepted. On checking 13 Kilograms of poppy straw was recovered from their possession,” he said.
A case FIR number 19/16 under section 15 NDPS was registered in Police Station Zainapora against them and investigation was taken up.
Meanwhile, acting on specific information, Anantnag police headed by DYSP Headquarters, SHO Police Station Anantnag and DO Janglatmandi laid a naka at Janglaatmandi Chowk. “During the naka checking one person who was later identified as Mohammad Ramzan resident of Deva Colony Anantnag was intercepted. On his search 220 grams of charas was recovered from his possession,” the spokesperson said.
A case FIR number 98/2016 under section 08/20 NDPS was registered against him in Police Station Anantnag and investigation was taken up. Police has assured of intensive steps to b taken to eradicate the menace from the general area of Anantnag.


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