SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Police today claimed to have arrested six timber smugglers while they were transporting illicit timber on their horses in Kulgam district.
A police spokesman said a police party headed by SHO Kulgam Irshad Ahmad laid a naka at village Chancer in Kulgam.
He said they were identified as Abdul Salam Bhat son of Abdul Gani, Mohammad Iqbal Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad, Showkat Ahmad Ahanger son of Abdul Rehman, Aijaz Ahmad Ganie son of Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Rafiq Lone son of Ghulam Nabi, all residents of Kakran, D.H Pora.
The spokesman said they confiscated six horses and seized the large quantity of timber that was being smuggled.
An FIR number 37/2015 under Section 379 RPC, 6 Forest Act has been registered and investigation is ongoing.
The spokesman said the recovered timber along with the horses was handed over to Forest Department for confiscation procedure.