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Crackdown on illegal timber mills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent
DHEKIAJULI, Jan 22: Several illegal timber mills functioning at Gohrmara
Kachari. No. 2 Shantipur and Sharchabari were busted by the forest department of Dhekiajuli on Sunday. The operation was led by Jehirul Alam, the forest officer of Dhekiajuli forest office. In the operation, approximately 150 timber logs were seized from the illegal timber mills. In the search operation, Assam Rifles personnel situated at Batasipur helped the forest officers. No arrest has been made. Such an operation was carried out by the Dhekiajuli forest department officers on Saturday too. For a long period, some anti-social elements have been running this illegal timber smuggling trade and as a result the Soi Rupai Sanctuary has seen large-scale deforestation.

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