Three arrested with illicit timber

Excelsior Correspondent
BHADERWAH, Apr 20: The sleuths of Forest Department arrested three persons along with illicit timber.
As per official spokesman, a team from Central Forest Control Room Bhaderwah headed by Mohd Haroon Khan, incharge FCR Bhaderwah and assisted by Mushtaq Ahmed, Bashir Shapoo, Tariq Hussain, Mohammad Ayoub and Farooq Ahmed under the supervision of Vivek Verma, Divisional Forest Officer Bhaderwah carried out search different operations in Forest Range Bhalesh, Forest Range Chiralla and Forest Range Kellar.
During search operations, the team recovered 341.43 cft illicit timber alongwith cutter machine with motor from Nasir Hussain, son of Mohammad Ameen Butt of Village Badanoo Thathri, 103.37 cft illicit timber from Vikram Singh, son of Mahadan Singh of Village Dabrie Kellar and 51.23 cft illicit timber from Hashim Din Gujjar, son of Mohammad Mir of Village Sherpura Manoo Bhalesh.
All the three persons have been arrested.
Cases have been framed against them under Forest Act and inquiry initiated.


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