Excise Deptt destroys illicit in South Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 28: On the directions of the Excise Commissioner J&K Government.the Special team headed by Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive) Kashmir, Mr. Mohammad Farooq Dar (KAS), along with Excise & Taxation Officer, Mohammad Altaf Rather and Excise & Taxation Officer, South Excise Range Saleem Akbar took an intensive approach to destroy the illicit crop in the infested areas of the valley today on 28* of August 2018.
During the drive 60 kanals of land in village Malhara of District Shopian and 90 kanals of land in Village Hayaar Tehsil Bajbehar of District Ananatnag were destroyed The man power as well Machinery equipments viz Tractors and Brush cutters etc. were put in use for efficient destruction of the illicit crops . The concerned SDPO, SHO and Tehsildar of Zainapora were also present during the drive and provided all possible co-operation and protection . The Civil society of the concerned villages appreciated the drive and pledges full support.
The Dy.Excise Commissioner Executive Kashmir directed all the teams constituted for the purpose to intensify and take target specific action
against illicit cultivators. The drive against the illicit crop shall continue in the areas around the valley were such illicit cultivation is going on in organized manners .