NCB destroys 62 acres of cannabis crop, 'innocent' villagers seek compensation

Farmers were not amused at seeing the crop go up in smoke, and have demanded compensation
Times of India (India)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wild cannabis in UttarakhandIn an indication of the extent of illegal cultivation of marijuana in the hills of Uttarakhand, sleuths from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have destroyed a massive 62 acres of the plant in just three days. The bureau is going to extend their crackdown to other districts in the hill state. While no one has been booked for growing the narcotic plant, villagers are not amused at the crackdown and have launched furious protests against the bureau, the local administration and the government, demanding compensation for their "loss". (See also: Proposal legalising hemp cultivation sent to U’khand govt)