Forest dept seizes vehicle with illicit timber in Tangmarg village

 Aadil Dar

Tangmarg Aug 9 (KNS); A vehicle loaded with illicit timber was seized on Monday evening by forest department officials in Ringawali village of Baramulla district.

Range officer special forest division Tangmarg Farooq Ahmed Bhat told KNS that acting on a tip off about the movement of a vehicle with illicit timber in Ringawali Buderkote forest range a special operation by the team of forest officials along with Forest protection force Tangmarg  was carried out to trace the vehicle.
"The vehicle was intercepted in Ringawali forest area and the driver was asked to stop but he did not cooperate with the officials and tried to flee from the spot. After hectic efforts, the officials managed to seize the vehicle no (JK04B-7144) along with 41.Cft timber.However, driver along with other smugglers fled  from the spot,” he added.
The official said the offenders are notorious smugglers and have been identified. They will be dealt according to the law, he added.(KNS) 

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