Tinsukia: Based on secret inputs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha, Makum Unit seized a truck laden with illegal timbers in Tinsukia and handed them later to Makum Police.
As per sources, these illegal timbers have been allegedly smuggled from Arunachal Pradesh and are distributed at various places in the state illegally.
It is to be noted that the BJP Yuva Morcha had seized two trucks laden with illegal timbers in less than 24 hrs.
A case was also registered in connection to the case.
Meanwhile, Makum police are carrying out a detailed investigation in this regard.
In a similar kind of incident, Jakhalabandha Police, with help of Bagori police outpost, seized four illegal teakwood-laden 10-wheel trucks from Bagori area at NH-37 and arrested the drivers and handymen on Monday.
According to police, the teakwood-laden trucks were coming from Dimapur and heading for Kolkata. During the search-stop when police asked for papers, plyboard challan papers were produced by the drivers. Police then busted the racket and recovered the illegal teakwood from all the four trucks.
The registration numbers of the four trucks are ML-06-T-1325, NL-01-AD-0697, NL-01-AD-2269, NL-01-AD-2273. The market value of the seized teakwood is believed to be around Rs 10 lakh. Police later registered a case and apprehended all the drivers and handymen of the trucks.
On August 7, the officials of Forest Department seized three trucks carrying illegal teak sawn timbers coming from neighbouring state Mizoram at around 2 am.
The operation was carried out under the supervision of Divisional Forest Officer Cachar (DFO), Sunny Deo Choudhury and Asik Das, Range Officer-in-charge Protection Squad.
Following the operation, all the seized illegal teak sawn timbers along with vehicle have been seized and the truck drivers were also being arrested.
It is to be noted that there was a total of 1250 pieces of sawn timbers with an approximate volume of 5297 cubic feet.
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