Police seizes illicit timber in Budgam, 07 arrested

Budgam February 07 (KNS) : Police in Budgam seized illicit timber and arrested 07 accused persons involved in the commission of crime.

Police Station Beerwah received an information that some timber smugglers are transporting illicit timber in a vehicle bearing registration number JK04H-2155. Accordingly, a checkpoint was established at Bonhama crossing and the said vehicle was intercepted. During search, 16 logs of illicit timber (deodar) were recovered and 7 persons on board including the driver of the vehicle were arrested on spot. They have been shifted to PS where they remain in custody. Besides, vehicle used for commission of crime has been seized.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 18/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Beerwah and investigation has been initiated.

Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.(KNS) 

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