Poppy cultivation destroyed in Sopore locality
Sopore: Police in a special drive against narcotic drugs on Saturday destroyed poppy cultivation on three kanals of land at Arampora area of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
An official said that police in presence of Ist Class Magistrate destroyed poppy cultivation in Arampora locality of Sopore.
He said that, information was repeatedly coming from the residents about illegal cultivation of poppy (opium plant) in the area.
Accordingly, police party from police station Sopore headed by the station house officer (SHO) along with revenue officials reached the spot and destroyed the illegally cultivated poppy on a field measuring about three Kanals of land there, he said.
Meanwhile, a case in this regards has been registered under NDPS Act and investigation has started.
“The accused persons who had raised the cultivation have been identified and will be arrested soon” the official added.