Combined team of Ukhrul Police, NAB and 6th Manipur Rifles destroyed poppy cultivation at Shiri Hill Range of Sihai Village, Ukhrul District, Manipur.
TFM Ukhrul Correspondent
As part of “War on Drugs 2.0” a combined team of Ukhrul Police led by SP of Ukhrul, Ningshem Vashum, CO of 6th Manipur Rifles, Ukhrul and NAB destroyed poppy cultivation at Shiri Hill Range of Sihai village, Ukhrul District, Manipur.
“Situated about 37 kilometers from Ukhrul Headquarters, a total of 60-70 acres of area of poppy cultivation at Shiri Hill Range of Sihai Village, Ukhrul District, Manipur was destroyed on Thursday by a combined team of Ukhrul Police, 6th Manipur Rifles and NAB” informed SP of Ukhrul, Ningshem Vashum.
In this regard, FIR has been registered, FIR No. 24(9) 2022 at Ukhrul Police Station. Around 20 huts in the field has been destroyed and burnt.
Earlier on August 29, 2022, a joint team of Ukhrul police and NAB has destroyed around 150 bags of salt, 70 bags of diamond fertilizers, 20 bags of urea and 7 bags of poppy seeds at Mapithel hill range which is about 15km from Litan Police Station. Huts which were found on this field were destroyed and burned. In this regard, FIR was also registered. FIR No. 11(8)2022 under Section 29/30 ND&PS Act and Section 25 of Fertilizer (Control) Order 1985.
According to Ukhrul Police, large area of land in many villages of Ukhrul Distruct are being use for poppy cultivation. To tackle the situation, Ukhrul Police need more man power and financial support from the government.