From our Correspondent
Bongaigaon, May 16: Forest department officials of Bongaigaon district seized illegal teakwood worth around Rs 20 lakh on Saturday. The teak logs were seized in NH 31 at Chaprakata area of Bongaigaon district. They were being taken to Barpeta in two trucks (AS-01-DC-3789 and WB-41-D-8555). Both the trucks were seized by the forest department but the drivers and handymen of both trucks escaped from the spot. A forest official said that the wood had been brought from Kokrajhar.