SAMBA, Nov 10: The officials of Purmandal forest Range during a naka at Raya road today seized a Tata Mobile and recovered 20 quintals of fire wood from it. The firewood was concealed and camouflaged for illegal transportation.
The seizure of vehicle and forest produce was made as per Section 26 against violation of Sections 6,13, 15, 16 & 36 of J&K Forest Act 1987. The department has also initiated the confiscation proceedings before DFO Samba under Section 26 (ii) of the J&K Forest Act 1987.
The naka was laid on Raya road by staff of Purmandal Forest Range headed by Range Officer Purmandal under the supervision of Abhijeet Joshi, Divisional Forest Officer Samba . The Tata Mobile bearing registration no JK02AA 8857 was seized.