Nacotics bureau ot destroy' Bhang' crop in Jammu

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Jammu, Nov 15 (UNI) After destroying illegal growth of cannabis plants in Kashmir region, commonly known as 'bhang' in the northern india, the Narcotics Control Bureau (ncb) is going to launch a drive against the growers of 'bhang' on private land and will also destroy the crop grown on isolated places and vacant government lands.

''Tonnes of crop of 'bhang' has been destroyed on over 3000 kanals of land so far in Jammu and the drive will be intensified to keep check on the growth of cannabis plants (Bhang) in several parts,'' official sources told UNI.

''Some complaints have been received that cannabis is being cultivated on contract by the narcotic smugglers on government and private lands. We will tighten noose against the contractors and they will be punished as per the law if found guilty,'' sources added.

Official sources, however, said districts of Doda, kishtwar, Rajouri and Poonch are the rich producers of cannabis besides some remote villages in bordering and mountainous locations.

''There are reports that 'bhang' is also being illegally cultivated on private lands in R S Pura, Bishnah and Bhatindi areas of winter capital and during the ongoing drive, the crop will be destroyed and stern action will be taken against the growers,'' official sources maintained.

However, the drive is likely to be launched in assistance with the crime branch, they said.


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