Bhung on over 300 kanals of land destroyed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 29 (UNI) In its continued drive against the cultivation of banned crops, Jammu and Kashmir police and Excise deparment destroyed 'bhung' on 300 kanals of land in the valley, official sources said today.

They said an Excise Department team headed by Mohammad Shafi Khan, assisted by Deputy Superintendent of Police Gulzar Ahmad raided about half a dozen villages, including Palapora, Takenwari, Khanan Goripora, Gund Roshan, Chaki Khanpora and Pati Shalbug in Ganderbal district today following a tip off that farmers were cultivating banned crops.

During the drive, 'bhung' cultivation on over 300 kanals of land was destroyed, they said adding a case had been registered against the owners of the land.

However, no one was arrested.

Police and Excise officials destroyed banned crops over thousands of kanals of land during this summer in Anantnag and Pulwama districts in South Kashmir. More than two dozen smugglers have also been arrested and brown sugar and other drugs were recovered from them during the period.

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