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Excise Kashmir destroys Bhung on 2100 Kanals of land, 12 FIRs registered

SRINAGAR: The Excise Department Kashmir has destroyed Bhung on more than 2100 Kanals of land and 12 FIRs were registered against illicit cultivators.

The official spokesman said that over two quintals of grinded cannabis and poppy straw were seized and appropriate legal action was initiated against the accused.

“The action to eradicate the Narcotic crop cultivation and its trade was taken by adopting a multi pronged strategy,” the spokesman said.

He said the department focused on destruction activities in all the vulnerable areas, taking stringent measures against illicit persons involved in narcotic trade and massive awareness generation programmes involving all stakeholders (Youth Clubs, Students, PRI member’s, Senior Citizens, NGO’s, religious Scholars).

“Over 150 awareness camps were carried out by the department in September to spread the message against substance use,” the spokesman said.

As part of the campaign, counseling exercises were held so that victims of abuse do not fall into the trap.

“Parents and teachers were counseled to maintain extra vigil and to report that if any individual tries to lure minors towards this menace, law enforcement agencies must be immediately alerted,” he said.

Focus of youth was taken to positive aspects by holding painting competitions, debates, marathons and football matches across the division.

The spokesman said the department will continue to follow a multi-dimensional campaign to eradicate the menace of Substance Abuse and illicit Cultivation from the society.

The department has so far destroyed cannabis and poppy on more than 3900 and 645 kanals of land respectively during the current fiscal.

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