Poppy cultivation over 9 kanals of land destroyed in Khonmoh

SRINAGAR: In a continuous effort to eradicate drug menace from District, a special drive against illegal poppy cultivation was carried out in Khonmoh area by a joint team of District Administration Srinagar comprising Revenue, Police and Excise Department here on Monday.
The drive was launched on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad under the supervision of Tehsildar Panthachowk, Rakib Ahmad during which illegal poppy cultivation on approximately of 9 kanals was destroyed in Khonmoh area in Panthachowk Tehsil of the District.
The District Administration Srinagar has warned illegal poppy cultivators of initiating strict action against them for carrying out poppy cultivation. It has also asked all those who have cultivated poppy or any other narcotic substances anywhere in the District, to destroy the same on their own, failing which they will face strict action under law.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar has asked the special teams to continue the drive in other parts of the District in future with the motive to eradicate this menace from its roots. He has also appealed to the Public to extend cooperation to the Srinagar Administration.

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