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Srikona Battalion of Assam Rifles destroys Poppy cultivation in a joint-op with Manipur Police

Srikona Battalion of Headquarter 21 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles(East) destroyed large-scale cultivation of Poppy plants at Longpi village Hill Ranges in Nungba Sub Division of Noney District in Manipur on 20 January 2023.

Based on the input about large-scale plantation of Poppy plants in the Hill Range of Longpi village, a joint Operation was launched by the Srikona Battalion of Assam Rifles along with Manipur police from Nungba Police Station and Noney Forest Department Officials.

The party destroyed approximately 80 thousand Opium Poppy plants which were planted in 1.25 acres of forest land worth approximately ₹ 10 lakhs of forest land at Longpi village Hill range in Nungba Subdivision, under Noney District of Manipur. State Police is investigating further details.

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