Police uproot ‘Ganja’ plant from government office premises in Kerala


In a bizarre incident, the excise department officials in the Wayanad district of Kerala uprooted a fully grown cannabis plant from the premises of a local self-government office.

Looks as though the block panchayat office in the district headquarter, Kalpetta, is more than just a government office. Following a tip-off, excise officials searched the office premises and found a plant adjacent to the urinal.


The officials only found one cannabis plant within the premises. According to sources, the excise department has registered a case and will investigate the incident. It is learned that anti-social activities in the areas surrounding the block panchayat office had risen.

To promote organic farming in the state, the government had recently encouraged farmers to practise organic farming on unused government lands including the ones under government offices.

Onlookers who gathered around the office to witness the incident, were heard asking if the new variety of cultivation was a part of the state government’s initiative.

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