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300 kg banned forest herb seized in Kishtwar

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Jammu: Police on Monday seized 300 kg of banned forest produce locally called ‘khakhdi’ in Kishtwar district.

However, the suspected smugglers carrying the ‘khakhdi’ (medicinal herb) escaped taking advantage of the dense forest, a police spokesperson said.

He said a police team, acting on a reliable information regarding smuggling of forest produce having medicinal value, raided Kither forest area and affected the recovery.

A case under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation taken up to nab the smugglers, the spokesperson said.

On August 30, police arrested a smuggler along with 90 kg of ‘khakhdi’ and ‘khod’ from Knaw Burdhardar area of Jawlapur in the district.

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