Illicit timber recovered in Rafiabad, forest officer injured

Illicit timber recovered in Rafiabad, forest officer injured
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Baramulla: The officials of the forest department on Friday said that they seized 41cfts of illicit timber along with a horse during in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
They said that based on specific inputs a joint team of forest department and Forest Protection Force (FPF) seized a horse along with 41cfts of illicit Deodar sleepers during at Korgah Chakla of Dobgah Range in JV forest Division Baramulla during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
They said the illicit consignment was being escorted in a Maruti Car bearing registration number JK12-3932 by an alleged notorious timber smuggler of north Kashmir Nazir Ahmad Gojri alias Nazir Cobra of Iqbal Colony old town Baramulla.
The officials said that during the seizure smugglers led by Nazir Ahmad Gojri made an unsuccessful attempt to kill Range officer Doabgah Bilal Ahmad who reportedly got minor injuries and his private car was also damaged in the incident by Nazir Ahmad Gojri.
Smugglers escaped under cover of darkness, officials added.