Shopian: The forest department in Shopian deployed teams along the roads of Keller range and Domail areas and other strategic routes to nab timber smugglers.
As per reports, in district Shopian different nakas were laid by Forest Protection Force and random checking of suspiciously moving vehicles including trucks, load carriers and horse carts was conducted.
“We are under orders from Joint Director FPF Kashmir to intensify jungle gasht (forest area patrolling) and do frequent checking of vehicles for illicit forest produce” an official said.
Joint director FPF Irfan Ali Shah said, “Such operations will be carried out especially in vulnerable areas in coming days. I warn the offenders and smugglers to surrender or else face action,” he said.