Vehicle loaded with illicit timber seized

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SRINAGAR: A government spokesperson said that a team of forest officials acting on a specific input seized one load carrier bearing registration No. JK019A-1861 where in one deodar green tree illicitly felled by unknown smugglers was being loaded.
The smugglers on seeing the forest team escaped from the scene taking advantage of darkness and left vehicle loaded with two logs of 24 Cft and 7 logs of 65 cft on ground.
The vehicle was seized and then brought to seizure depot at Trehgam (Naihari Range office Hqs) under cover of Form-25 No.0084739 dated: -14-10-2018.
A forest damage / case has been registered in Range office Naihari Range and further investigations have been taken up to trace the damage doers. The confiscation proceedings have been initiated by the authorized officer (DFO Kehmil).