KHERONI: The forest officials stationed at the Kheroni division of the Assam forest department were able to apprehend three timber smugglers during an operation carried out in the forest area.
The operation was carried out in the Kheroni region of the West Karbi Anglong district of the state which led to the capture of three timber smugglers of the region. The team from the forest department carried out the operation in the Jaljuri area inside the Amreng forest when they were captured.
They were able to capture a vehicle as well, which was being used by the smugglers. The three timber smugglers were identified as Jonathan Enghi, Muhonsingh Enghi and Jeeban Bey. The registration number of the vehicle seized by the authorities is AS 31 C 0854 and the value of the captured timber is said to be around Rs 1 Lakh.
Previously also, in a successful operation against timber smugglers, a team of personnel from the forest department of the state was able to apprehend a vehicle loaded with illegally cut timber. The operation was carried out by the officials from the Kheroni Wildlife Division of the West Karbi Anglong district. The vehicle loaded with the timber was on its way from Amreng towards Kheroni when it was stopped by the officials at the Rangapam village.
The cost of the seized time is said to be around Rs 70-80 thousand. Meanwhile, the officials were also able to seize the Tata Mobile vehicle loaded with the timber. The registration number of the vehicle is said to be AS 02 CC 1143.
In another previous operation, the officials from the forest department of Assam managed to capture a huge consignment of illegally fell timber during an operation. Two separate operations were carried out in the West Karbi Anglong District of the state by the forest department officials leading to the capture of two Tata Mobile vehicles loaded with processed timber worth more than a lakh rupees. The operations were carried out by the officials at the Phelangpi and Makvehidi localities of the district and the registration numbers of the seized vehicles are AS 01 QC 4619 and AS 01 PC 9473. The officials mentioned that a total of 102 processed pieces of timber were seized from the two vehicles seized by the police.