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Illegal saw mill, timber worth Rs 15 lakh seized

A Correspondent
JOYSAGAR, June 9: The Sivasagar Divisional Forest personnel, with the help of Sivasagar Police, conducted a sudden operation against the illegal timber smugglers in Kalugaon village under Joysagar PS of Sivasagar on Friday night and the joint team seized an illegal saw mill near Kirai Ali of Kalugaon. The forest officers also recovered smuggled timber worth about Rs 15 lakh but the main accused of this smuggling gang and also the owner of the saw mill, Bujan Ali (54) was able to escape taking advantage of the darkness. The joint team nabbed three workers of this illegal saw mill for interrogation, sources informed. Besides, the joint team also raided some other illegal saw mills under Joysagar PS area and seized official papers and blades from two other mills for examination.