According to the Deputy Excise Commissioner, Executive Kashmir, today the Excise Department (ED) team headed by Excise & Taxation Officer, Central Kashmir Excise Range destroyed Bhang on 28 kanals of land in the village Gund Rehman of Tehsil Tulmulla in District Ganderbal. Second Excise team headed by Excise & Taxation Officer, North Kashmir destroyed Bhung on 36 kanals of land in village Shahgund of Tehsil Hajin of District Bandipora. Third Excise team headed by Excise & Taxation Officer South Kashmir Excise Range destroyed Bhung on 30 kanals of land in village Path Nambal of Tehsil Srigufwara of District Anantnag.
The Deputy Excise Commissioner said that so far, a total of 1475 kanals of Bhang have been destroyed across the valley by the Excise department.
Excise Department warned Bhang cultivators to desist from the cultivation of these narcotic plants. Cultivators are directed to destroy their crop within three days positively failing which stern action shall be initiated against the culprits under the relevant provision of law.