Srinagar, July 30 (PTI) Authorities have destroyed nearly seven hectares of bhang cultivation in Srinagar and Bandipora districts. Also Read - 'Allow Liquor Sale in Restaurants, Hotels to License Holders': Delhi Govt Tells Excise Department

“A team of Excise Department destroyed bhang on 53 kanals (2.6 hectares) of land in the villages of Tangpore-Takanwari in Srinagar yesterday,” officials said. Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown: Will Alcohol be Available in Stores After April 20? Know Here

Another team destroyed bhang on 62 kanals (three hectares) of land in Markundal, Khuman and Punhwara villages of Bandipora district, they said. Also Read - Bandipora Encounter: ‘Two Killed Terrorists Linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba, One Identified,’ Say Police

The officials said bhang on one hectare of land was destroyed by the excise officials at Shaat Malooro village in Shopian district.

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