Senapati, Jan 24: Out of the 9 individuals who were arrested by Senapati District Police on the charge of poppy cultivation from Chalaha (Khabung) village on January 17 last, seven were remanded to judicial custody on Tuesday.
In connection with an FIR case registered at Senapati police station under section 18(b) ND & PS Act regarding poppy cultivation at the eastern hill range of Chalaha (Khabung) village, nine individuals who were arrested by police were produced before the Court of CJM Senapati on January 17 and were remanded to police custody till January 24.
They were produced before the Court of Sessions Judge, NDPS, Senapati on Tuesday.
Out of them, seven were remanded to judicial custody while the other two identified as Kumar (39) s/o Arka Bahadur of New Magiimai, Maram and Som Bahadur (22), s/o Pakha Bahadur of Angkailongdi village were released on bail as they were found to be charcoal burners.
The seven accused who have been sent to jail are S Johnson (60) s/o Shele of Khabung village, Meelan Gole Tamang (29) s/o Lal Bir Gole Tamang of Irang Part- 2, Dashing Paksring Tamang (38) s/o Sedimang Tamang of Irang Part 2, Man Bahadur Tamang (53) s/o Pasuram Tamang of Irang Part 2, Krishna Kumar (33) s/o Pamka Bahadur of Khabung village, Pasang Tamang (50) s/o Tej Bahadur of Kanglatombi and Ajit Gole (29) s/o Som Bahadur of Irang Part 1.