Assam: Officials Seized Large Consignment of Timber During Operation
The officials mentioned that a total of 102 processed pieces of timber were seized from the two vehicles seized by the police.
KHERONI: 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.
Illegal felling of trees for timber has become a major problem in several parts of the state. A large number of people from different are said to be involved in such activities. Previously also, the 6th Bn. SSB had seized a timber-laden Mahindra pick-up van from smugglers near Samodwisha under Runikhata Police Station in the Chirang district. Sources from the SSB said that based on specific information, the joint patrolling party of G-Coy, BOP of Sonapur and Forest Range office, Runikhata on Sunday found a Mahindra pick-up vehicle without number plate loaded with 12 sawn timber logs in a forest area near Samodwisha village.
The patrolling party tried to search the driver in a nearby forest area but were unable to trace him out and thus the vehicle loaded with wooden logs was seized by the patrolling party and handed over to the Forest Range Office at Runikhata. The seized items included one pick-up van without plate worth Rs 5,00,000 laden with 12 wooden timber logs worth Rs 3,60,000. The total seizure is Rs 8,60,000.