Poppy plantations destroyed

IMPHAL, Jan 3 : Security forces destroyed 55 acres of poppy plantations at Bongyang hill range in two days.
While 26 acres of poppy field were destroyed yesterday, another 25 acres were destroyed today.
Yesterday, a combined team of Imphal East police assisted by NAB, Forest Department and BSF personnel destroyed 26 acres of poppy plantation at Kamu-Bongyang hill range. The drive was carried out in the presence of the Executive Magistrate.
Today, the same team continued the drive and destroyed 29 acres of poppy at Nongyang hill range.
A regular case has been registered for further investigation. The district police will continue its survey further to identify other poppy plantations, said Imphal East police.