Awantipora: In Contination to the already launched special drive against poppy cultivation, Awantipora police today destroyed about 25 kanals of poppy cultivation in Renzipora area of Police Station Awantipora and Amiribad and Naibugh of Police Station Tral.Huge junk of land (about 20 kanals) which was being used for cultivation in Renzipora area have been destroyed by Police team headed by SDPO Awantipora Shir Aejaz Ahmad -JKPS and about 05 kanals of land which was being used for Poppy cultivation in Naibugh /Amirabad have been destroyed by Police team headed by SDPO Tral Aejaz Malik-JKPS.
Tractors were engaged for destroying the said poppy cultivation.
Six persons involved in cultivation of the said Poppy have been arrested. The details of arrested persons are:
1.Khusheed Ahmad Mir
- Kabir Mir both residents of Kawni Awantipora
3, Ali Mohmad Wagay R/O Nowgam Awantipora
- Bashir Ahmad Bhat
- Mohmad Yousf Bhat
6, Gh Qadir Bhat resident of Renzipora Awantipora
Case F.I.R No.73/2020 stands registered against the said arrested persons in Police Station Awantipora under relevant sections of NDPS Act.
Since the special drive has been launched, about 210 kanals of poppy cultivation and Bung cultivation has been destroyed by Police Awantipora and *26 persons have been arrested in this regard under NDPS Act.
*The Special drive for destroying cultivated poppy shall continue in Police District Awantipora