Srinagar: Police in Handwara have seized illicit timber in village Hafrada falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Vilgam.
Police Station Vilgam received information regarding illicit timber lying in the premises of one person namely Shabir Ahmad Sheikh son of Gh Mohi Din resident of Hafrada. Accordingly, a police party of PS Vilgam along with forest officials raided the specific location and seized 98 logs of illicit timber from the said location.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.21/2023 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Vilgam and investigation has been initiated, police said.
The drive against timber smugglers will continue to ensure protection of green gold. Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police have resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal & anti-social activities.