Baramulla: Forest protection Force (FPF) Thursday recovered large quantity of illicit timber from a vehicle in Rafiabad Baramulla.
Officials said that a Tata mobile vehicle bearing registration number JK02W/7256 loaded with illicit timber kail measuring 31cfts was on way to lower belt of Rafiabad when officials seized it.
The Driver managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of darkness, he added, the owner of the vehicle is being identified and a case FIR in concerned Police station is being lodged against culprits.
The operation was started in the area under the command of assistant director forest protection force Baramulla Manmeet Singh.
The official also said that more reinforcements from FPF Gamma Units were rushed to the area and combing and searching Operations have been launched in Venkura and Dooniwari forests to nab the culprits involved in the offence.