Reyaz Rashid

Vehicle with illicit timber seized, three arrested in Baramulla

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Baramulla: In a bid to curb the rampant timber smuggling, Forest Protection Force (FPF)  on Sun seized truck with illicit timber and arrested three  persons.

Official sources said that a team during naka which was laid at Ladoora-Jahama crossing seized aTata Mobile bearing registration number JK05 B 1315 carrying illicit timber.

Sources said that the naka party seized the timber and vehicle while arrested three person from the spot who have been identified as Mohammad Ashraf Khan (Driver), Bashir Ahmed Khan (Village Chowkidar) and Mohammad Younis Khan.

Meanwhile all three arrested smugglers were taken to forest protection office Baramulla and further investigation has been taken up in this regard.

Pertinently earlier at same naka many smugglers were arrested but as of now no one has been put behind bars.



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