Tripura: Police destroy cannabis worth over a crore; use lathi, tear gas to disperse angry cultivators

Written by Debraj Deb
| Agartala |

December 19, 2020 7:07:01 pm

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BJP leader says legalise cannabis, BJP leader says legalise ganja, legalising ganja, legalising cannabis, cannabis legalising debate, tripura news, indian expressCannabis seizures have shot up since the BJP-IPFT combine formed government in March, 2018. (Representational Image)

Ganja or cannabis cultivators allegedly attacked a team of Tripura Police, Border Security Force (BSF), anti-narcotics cell and local administration when the latter arrived to destroy illegal ganja plantations at Sonamura in Sipahijala district, 50 km from here, on Friday. Officials said they resorted to lathicharge and hurled tear gas shells to disperse the angry mob and also burnt down ganja worth over Rs. 1 crore.

Matinagar, Kalamchowra, Ghatigira, Boxanagar and a few other villages of the district are often dubbed as cannabis villages for their plantations of the illegal drug.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Sonamura Sub Divisional Police Officer Banik Biplab Das said that an unruly crowd of 150 villagers tried to block the security personnel.

“We faced some resistance from local villagers who launched an attack on us to prevent us from destroying cannabis plantations. We dispersed the mob by mild lathi charge and used tear gas shells, stun grenades, etc,” the official said.

Police said they destroyed over 2…

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Written by Debraj Deb
| Agartala |

December 19, 2020 7:07:01 pm

BJP leader says legalise cannabis, BJP leader says legalise ganja, legalising ganja, legalising cannabis, cannabis legalising debate, tripura news, indian express

BJP leader says legalise cannabis, BJP leader says legalise ganja, legalising ganja, legalising cannabis, cannabis legalising debate, tripura news, indian expressCannabis seizures have shot up since the BJP-IPFT combine formed government in March, 2018. (Representational Image)

Ganja or cannabis cultivators allegedly attacked a team of Tripura Police, Border Security Force (BSF), anti-narcotics cell and local administration when the latter arrived to destroy illegal ganja plantations at Sonamura in Sipahijala district, 50 km from here, on Friday. Officials said they resorted to lathicharge and hurled tear gas shells to disperse the angry mob and also burnt down ganja worth over Rs. 1 crore.

Matinagar, Kalamchowra, Ghatigira, Boxanagar and a few other villages of the district are often dubbed as cannabis villages for their plantations of the illegal drug.

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Sonamura Sub Divisional Police Officer Banik Biplab Das said that an unruly crowd of 150 villagers tried to block the security personnel.

“We faced some resistance from local villagers who launched an attack on us to prevent us from destroying cannabis plantations. We dispersed the mob by mild lathi charge and used tear gas shells, stun grenades, etc,” the official said.

Police said they destroyed over 2…

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