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3 timber smugglers arrested in Budgam: Police

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Budgam: Budgam Police on Friday arrested three timber smugglers and seized six logs of illicit timber alongwith three horses.

A police spokesman in a statment issued to the news agency— Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads that acting upon a specific information, a naka was established at Chakarmarg Hardpanzoo.

Police party of Police post Hardpanzoo intercepted three persons carrying illicit timber logs laden on three horses, he said.

The timber smugglers were arrested on the spot and illicit timber 24 cft alongwith horses were seized.

The arrested persons have been identified as, Mohammad Shafi Kutay, son of Ali Mohammad Kutay of Arizal Budgam, Riyaz Ahmed Chohaan, son of Abdul Rasheed Chohaan and Tanveer Ahmad Chohaan, sons of Mir Mohammed Chohaan of Kharen-zagoo Budgam.

In this regard, police said that a case under FIR number 131/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Beerwah and investigation taken up—(KNO)

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