Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 25, 2020: Following the order of Court of Duty Magistrate, Imphal West, the betel leaves seized by state police during Covid-19 lockdown was disposed at Solid Waste Management Plant at Lamdeng on Friday.
The Court directed on Monday ordered to dispose the betel leaves at Imphal airport.
The betel leaves were transported to Imphal by three cargo planes on April 4. They were seized following public decry against its transportation saying that it was not the time to bring in non-essential commodities when people were in need of essential commodities during Covid-19 lockdown.
The betel leaves were disposed by digging up a pit followed by burying the leaves in the pit ensuring that the disposal is done strictly in an environment friendly manner without any adverse effect to the environment.
Singjamei Police arrested 5 persons in connection with the betel leaf cargo case, of which 4 were on judicial remand, while one had been granted bail.