Punjab

Nakodar villager arrested for cultivating opium poppies

Dilbag Singh | April 05, 2020 04:01 PM

 

NAKODAR The Nakodar sadar police have arrested a villager on the charge of cultivating opium poppies in his mansion.

Investigating officer (IO) Gurdev Singh said that the accused has been identified as Sunprit Singh alias Sunny son of Ajit Singh a resident of Mir Pur Marri village.

IO said that the accused has cultivated 300 plants of opium poppies in his plot along with vegetables. He said uprooted plants weighed 22 kilograms and 500 grams.

IO said assistant superintendent of police Ms. Vatsala Gupta and Station house officer S.S.Virk reached on the spot and a case under section sections 16(punishment for contravention in relation to coca plant and coca leaves) and section  17(punishment for contravention in relation to preparing opium) of the NDPS has been registered against the accused. 

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