SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Police arrested a smuggler and recovered timber worth lakhs of rupees in Bandipora district today.
A police spokesman said that Police Station Bandipora received an information through reliable sources that one Nazir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Aloosa Bandipora is involved in timber smuggling and has kept timber in his cowshed at Aloosa for illegal sale.
“On receipt of this information, a police team raided the spot and recovered four logs of illicit timber from his cowshed. The accused person was arrested and the illegal timber was seized. A case with FIR No 20/2018 under Section 379 RPC, 6 Forest Act was registered in Police Station Bandipora and investigation was taken up,” he said.