Taking note of the gravity and precarious situation of illegal drug trafficking in the state, the Tripura High Court has directed the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police in the state to take active steps to destroy the cultivation of grown cannabis (ganja) and also to prevent further cultivation of cannabis in any of the parts of the state.
Justice Arindam Lodh issued these directives while considering a bail application filed by an accused under the NDPS Act, LiveLaw.in said in a report.
The court rejected the bail application of the accused observing that ‘no leniency should be shown to those who are found to be involved in the illicit trade of narcotic drugs and phychotropic substances, as it may completely ruin the life of a large body of persons’.
During the course of hearing, Advocate General AK Bhowmik and several other counsel expressed their apprehension about illegal drug trafficking.
The Advocate General, while opposing the bail applications submitted before the court that the entire state has been engulfed with the cultivation of cannabis and inter-state drug peddlers/mafias have become involved in the State of Tripura.