Police launch extensive drive against poppy cultivation in Anantnag

SRINAGAR: Police continuing its drive against contraband cultivation to root out the menace of drugs destroyed poppy cultivation in various areas of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
A police party of police station Aishmuqam headed by SHO under the supervision of SDPO Pahalgam, destroyed poppy cultivation spread over 20 kanals of land in villages Khayar and Hapatnar Aishmqam of district Anantnag, a police spokesperson said in a statement issued here.
Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood, the spokesperson said adding that persons found indulging in drug peddling and cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.