Three people were arrested for allegedly cultivating ganja (cannabis) using the hydroponic technique in two rented flats in a housing society on the outskirts of Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.
The trio had set up two hi-tech greenhouses with temperature and humidity control inside two apartments on the 15th floor of a residential building to cultivate cannabis.
The accused, Raviprakash Murarka, Viren Modi, and Ritika Prasad, all residents of Jharkhand, were living in flats 1501 and 1504 in Orchid Legacy building on SP Ring Road of the city.
Based on a tip-off, the police on Sunday raided the two flats in Orchid Legacy Society and found greenhouses set up in the rooms for the cultivation of ganja using hydroponic methods. While walls were covered using silver sheets, water and other nutrients, including amino acids, were being administered through drip irrigation.
The trio were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act by Sarkhej police of Ahmedabad.
In the hydroponic method, plants are grown in special containers using a water-based nutrient solution rather than soil.