From our Correspondent
DIGBOI, November 6: Following the recovery of huge timber logs during the counter insurgency operation by the joint forces of Assam Police in the dense forest, the forest department immediately swung into action and recovered 33 pieces of chopped timber logs from Tinkupani Reserve Forest area of Jagun Range under Digboi Division in Tinsukia district on Sunday evening which were lying in an iccessible area in the Assam-Aruchal border area of Tinsukia and Changlang districts.
Talking to The Sentinel, M Tungnung, the Conservator of Forest, Eastern Assam Circle, who has been taking stock of the entire situation here by visiting various vulnerable locations, said that in all 33 pieces of chopped timber logs had been recovered and seized accordingly and brought under the custody of the department. Terming the act of merciless felling of mature timber logs by the miscreants as unfortute, he said that investigation was being carried out and combing the entire belt might led the team to definite conclusion.
Meanwhile, Ranjan Chakroborty, the Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia, said that the district administration was cooperating with the team. According to him, investigation was being carried out, besides interrogating the arrested to this effect. He did not deny the possibility of conducting operation in and around Jairampur and mpong, the two adjoining places in Changlang district of Aruchal Pradesh having timber mills, with the help of their counterparts.