Vehicle With Illicit Timber seized in Langate, two arrested

Handwara, July 20(KNS): Jammu and Kashmir police and Forest department Tuesday seized a vehicle carrying illegal timber and arrested two accused persons in Kralgund area of North Kashmir's Kupwara district. 


An official told Kashmir news service (KNS), that acting on specific information about timber smuggling, officials from Forest department along with police party from Police Station Kralgund established a checkpoint at Gundchubutra, Kralgund early this morning and seized a vehicle (JK09-6340) with illicit timber at the checkpoint.


 "During the search, it was found that the vehicle is loaded with 15 logs of illicit timber, " he said. 


 The official said that the driver of the said vehicle failed to produce any documents regarding the loaded timber and was subsequently arrested along with other accused. 


He added that the duo arrested persons have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody.


Meanwhile, SHO Kralgund Mohammad Iqbal Confirmed the seizure of the vehicle and the arrest of the duo.


He also said a case vide FIR number 49/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Kralgund and investigation has been taken up.(KNS).

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