Ranchi, Feb. 17: The police campaign against poppy plantation is still going on the sixth consecutive day today.
The men in khaki destroyed plants on a three-acre plot in Huanghatu village under the Namkum police station area.
Senior police superintendent Praveen Kumar said landowners and farmers could not be arrested, as they escaped minutes before the raid. The plants, Kumar said, were worth more than Rs 50 lakh in international market.
Kumar added that the police had destroyed poppy plants on a five-acre plot of Dhulai Munda in Pusu village under Pithoria police station area yesterday. Its estimated value must have been Rs 3 crore in the market, Kumar said. Besides Pusu, poppy plants on a three-acre plot at Gutagara village under the Murhu police station area in Khunti district was also destroyed yesterday.
On February 12, the police had destroyed poppy plantation on a one-acre plot at Masrikhand village, about 72km from the district headquarters under McCluskieganj police station, and arrested farmer Premdang Kujur.