Security forces destroy cannabis plants worth Rs 1 cr in Tripura

Agartala, Dec 19 (PTI) The Tripura Police and Border
Security Force (BSF) in joint raids in different parts of the
state”s Sipahijala district have destroyed over two lakh
cannabis plants worth Rs one crore, police said on Saturday.

Acting on intelligence inputs, joint raids were
conducted at Matinagar, Kalamchowra, Ghatigira, Boxanagar and
a few other villages in Sonamura subdivision on Friday, and
destroyed over two lakh ganja plant, sub-divisional police
officer Banik Biplab Das said.

The security forces came under attack by a mob of
cannabis cultivators at Ghatigira village near the Indo-Bangla
international border. As the mob tried to forcibly cordon
them off, the team in retaliation resorted to lathicharge and
fired tear gas shells to disperse the mob.

The cannabis plantations were also burnt then, the
officer said.

Cannabis seizures have shot up since the BJP-IPFT
alliance formed the government in March 2018. PTI JOY SBN KK

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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