Mumbai: Man arrested for growing marijuana in Palghar

Mumbai, Apr 17: The Boisar MIDC police, on Monday, arrested Indradev Bajgovind (81), who has been allegedly cultivating cannabis on a huge tract of land in Boisar taluka of Palghar district. The police said that he had been using the cannabis (marijuana or ganja) for personal consumption. The police raided the farm in Nevale village, Boisar.

As per TOI report, the police found nearly 200 plants in the field and seized 905 gm marijuana.

"The owner of the land had commissioned construction of an ashram there and had given the task of running it to Bajgovind. Construction is underway and the accused began growing marijuana," said an officer.

Bajgovind told the police that he was unaware of marijuana being illegal. He has been booked under sections 20(a), 8(a)(b)(k) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and remanded to police custody. The police said that they will question the land owner.



Title : Mumbai: Man arrested for growing marijuana in Palghar


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