Pune: Opium Cultivation In Khed Despite Ban, Case Registered Against Farmer

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Khed, 21st February 2023: It has come to light that a farmer has been cultivating the opium crop despite the ban in Thigalsthala, taluka Khed. A farmer grew opium in his field, but the police got a clue. Police and Revenue Department officials raided and seized opium plants worth approximately Rs one lakh.

A case has been registered against the farmer Subhash Gulab Thigley, a resident of Thigalsthal, Rajgurunagar, taluka Khed and he has been arrested.

Opium cultivation was carried out along the canal of the Chaskaman Dam at Thigalsthala near Rajgurunagar. Thigley cultivated opium in a field near the settlement. The crop was also growing speedily. However, rural police inspector Rajkumar Kendre came to know about this. After ascertaining the information, they planned a raid.

Police Sub-Inspector Bharat Bhosale, Police Constables Shankar Bhawari, Santosh Gholap, Santosh More, Pravin Gengje, and Revenue Department officials raided there on Monday (20th February) afternoon.

In Thigley’s field, opium plants were grown as an intercrop between onion and garlic crops. Plants weighing 61 kg were seized from the farm. This crop is in the stage of Bonde ginger. It is estimated to be worth around Rs one lakh and the police confiscated it after completing the legal process.


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