The officers of the state Excise department and the police raided dens in Siliguri on Monday morning and seized cannabis from at least several dens there. The officers destroyed the cannabis there. One youth, Jit Paul was arrested.
“We have complained with the district administration. We are thankful to the government. It was really necessary,” said a villager.
Local anti-socials were involved in the selling and cannabis in the district, believe the police. “We are also conducting raids to book those anti-socials,” a district police officer said.
However, it may be recalled that mob damaged dens at Siliguri and set containers of the liquor on fire a few weeks ago.
The person who was arrested was produced before the court and remanded to police custody.
However, Siliguri has been the gateway of cannabis trade and intelligence agency and police are trying hard to nab those rackets.
Operatives of the local Siliguri police earlier arrested three persons and seized cannabis, leaves and seeds as well as two guns in an operation. Those accused had given a lead to the police to capture Jit Paul, who seems to be the kingpin of the racket.