Saleem Iqbal Qadri

Forest Protection Team seizes illicit timber in Rafiabad

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Rafiabad, June 17: Forest Protection Force Baramulla seized 80 feet illegal timber from smugglers in Rafiabad forest area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

An official said that Forest Protection Force unit K07 Baramulla seized illicit timber being smuggled from Rafiabad forest area of the district.

“A team of forest protection force seized a vehicle bearing registration number JK02R 1756 laden with illicit timber worth lakhs in Tragpora Rafiabad, however smugglers escaped from the spot,” the official said.

“The timber was axed down by smugglers in upper belt of Rafiabad and was being smuggled to urban areas of the district,” the official added.

Meanwhile, the FPF has registered a case and manhunt has been launched to nab the escaped smugglers.

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