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FIR registered against 47 persons for encroaching forest land in Pahalgam

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Anantnag: Anantnag police on Tuesday claimed to have registered an FIR against 47 persons for allegedly encroaching forest land in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam.

In a statement, police said that police station Pahalgam received a complaint from the Forest Range Officer of the area that 47 persons are involved in encroachment of forest land and cultivation of cannabis on the said land.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 18/2021 under sections 8/20 NDPS Act & 26 Indian Forest Act was registered and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. All the 47 accused persons belong to a nearby village Lidroo.

Police have firmly reiterated that one and all involved in drug trafficking and cultivating narcotic drugs will face the wrath of the law.


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