1. 63000 saplings of ganja, all aged about 1 month.
2. One single barrel muzzle loading gun,
3. Two empty cartridges of a breach loading gun
4. Two black pipes used for watering
5. Aluminum vessels
6. One large saw and a knife.
It is a know fact that a fully grown ganja plant yields about 1 kg of ganja and the market value of 1 kg ganja is about 8 to 10 thousand. Therefore the potential value of the seized saplings is being estimated between 40 to 50 crores. The cultivated area falling under the Guru Teak Plantations, a case is taken up under Belthangady PS Cr No.25/05 U/S 353, 307 IPC and sec 8(a), 20 (a) (b) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotrophic Subtances Act 1985 (NDPS Act 1985) and sec 8, 20 of Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act 1976., against the owner, manager, security incharge of Guru Teak Plantations along with unknown others working in the plantation. The manager of the plantation Prithviraj and the security incharge Sadashiva have been secured and taken to custody. The case is under investigation.