Illicit timber seized

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SRINAGAR: Forest Department and Forest Protection Force personnel carried out joint night operations in Najwan forests of Sindh Forest Range during which checkpoints were laid at various places.
At one such checkpoint near Najwan crossing, a car was stopped and the lone driver of the car jumped out and ran away taking advantage of the darkness and dense woods. The Forest staff along with Forest Protection Force Personnel of Ganderbal Gamma Unit seized the car (4587 /JKO1E ) which was found loaded with illicit timber – 16.30 cfts deodar.
Confiscation proceedings have been initiated case and hunt is on to nab the culprit, whose identity is being ascertained.