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Lekhapani Forest department seized Hollong logs worth Rs 24 lakh in Jagun under Tinsukia district

Lekhapani Forest department seized Hollong logs worth Rs 24 lakh in Jagun under Tinsukia district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2020 3:20 AM GMT

A Correspondent

JAGUN: The nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 may have brought many businesses to a grinding halt, but smuggling of timber and hollong logs is continuing unabated, causing irreparable loss to the already depleting green cover in Jagun under Tinsukia district, located in the border area of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, more than 204 logs of hollong trees worth around Rs 24 lakh were seized by the Lekhapani Forest department.

An alleged unholy nexus between the timber smugglers and forest official puts the Tirap Reserve Forest of Digboi Forest Division under threat.

The seized timber have been brought under the custody of Jagun Forest Range and ironically no arrest has been made till filling of this report.

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