Illicit timber seized in Sopore

SRINAGAR: Police in Sopore have seized illicit timber and firewood and arrested two persons, a police official said in a statement.
On specific information, he said, Police Station Panzla seized approximately 48 sqft timber and 400 kilograms of firewood near Darul Uloom Balhama Rafiabad which was being smuggled by Ghulam Hassan Dar and Manzoor Ahmad Dar, both residents of Balhama.
The seized timber and firewood was handed over to forest department.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 05/2019 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation taken up.