Poppy plants were planted in Nungba sub-division of Noney district of Manipur
The cost of poppy plants has been estimated at around Rs 10 lakh.
Assam Rifles launched a joint operation with Manipur Police and Noni Forest Department officials
Imphal, In a major crackdown against drug menace, the Assam Rifles in a joint operation with the Manipur Police and the Forest Department on Friday cleared 1.25 acres of forest land at Longpi village hill range in Nungba sub-division of Noney district of Manipur. Destroyed the crop of 80 thousand opium plants planted in. News agency ANI quoted Assam Rifles as saying that the cost of poppy plants has been estimated at around Rs 10 lakh. Due to this action of the security forces, the drug gang has been deeply hurt.
In its official statement, the Assam Rifles said that on the directions of the Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles, the Srikona Battalion of the Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles, on 20 January 2023, conducted a large-scale operation of opium plants at Longpi Village Hill Range in Nungba Sub Division of Noney District in Manipur. Agriculture destroyed. The statement further said that based on information about large-scale plantation of poppy plants in the hill range of Longpi village, the Srikona Battalion of the Assam Rifles along with Manipur Police along with officials from Nungba Police Station and Noni Forest Department A joint operation was launched.
Further Assam Rifles said that about 80 thousand poppy plants were destroyed, which were planted on 1.25 acres of forest land in Longpi village hill range in Nungba subdivision under Noney district of Manipur. Let us tell you that recently Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh had said that voluntarily surrendering opium farmers would be exempted from police cases, but added that legal action would be taken against those who encourage and support its cultivation. will be started.
Tags: Manipur, Opium, police, Security Forces
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 21, 2023, 07:49 IST