SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 21: According to the Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive Kashmir) of Excise Department, the sleuths of the department destroyed 155 kanals of the Bhang crop in the Wagama and Takyabla villages of district Anantnag and Hakabara village at Bandipora district.
It added that 5396 kanals of Bhang crop has been destroyed in the 3 ranges of Kashmir Division and the drive against same shall continue. The Excise and Taxation officers have been directed to act tough against the illegal bung cultivators.
Excise department warned cultivators to desist the cultivation of Bhang in future.
Excise department also said that an opportunity is being provided to the illegal cultivators to destroy the illegally cultivated Bhung within 3 days otherwise strict action will be taken against them as per the prescribed law.