Chitradurga: Illegal marijuana grown on land - Police seize 9,872 kg worth Rs 4.2 crore


Daijiworld Media Network - Chitradurga (SHP)
 
Chitradurga, Sep 18: A few weeks ago, Karnataka police seized a 4-acre land which was being illegally used to cultivate ganja in Chitradurga's Ramapura.
 
As per the police sources, the land was being leased by a person identified as Rudresh, from three brothers in Chitradurga. Police are yet to track him down.
 
The officials seized over 9,872 kg of marijuana worth Rs 4.2 crore. "Seized marijuana worth Rs 4 crore. 3 men arrested, efforts underway to nab the main accused who had taken land on lease, " the police said.
 
  
 
The Ramapura police were tipped-off about the cannabis cultivation after Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi's arrest. Constable named Gundappa had reached the spot and was taken by the locals to the plot of land where he found cannabis plants growing up to 4 ft on the entire plot.
 
The Chitradurga superintendent of police G Radhika also arrived at the spot and had asked to cut down the plants and loaded into a truck for evidence.
 
The brothers who the plot of land belongs to are residents of Ramapura, DB Manjunath, Y Manjunath and DY Manjunath have maintained that there were unaware regarding the cannabis growing on their land. As per the brothers, Rudresh was to pay them Rs 90,000 a month as rent for the land.
 
On preliminary investigations, it was found that Rudresh was transporting the drug to other districts across the Karnataka. Meanwhile, the police have arrested a man named Samanthagowda who introduced the brothers to Rudresh.
 
 
  

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    Our officials promptly estimate the price of this item.

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  • Ivon, Canada, Mangalore.

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    10 Tonnes is a huge number. A decade back, I had been to Himachal Pradesh for mountain trek and has to trek through cannabis farms and it had been cultivated on two large mountains, maybe that would be around 10 tonnes. End of summer and my neighbors grow in Canada might get him easily 100(oz).

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 18 2020

    MP Naleen Kateel should check if the grower is a follower of Reddy baron.

    If that is established, Mr. Kateel will have less efforts in his oral exercise - of blaming Congress.

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