Illegal timber-loaded trucks seized in Churachandpur

The Forest department, Churachandpur, stated a preliminary offence report (POR) has been prepared and the apprehended four drivers were later released on PR bond after their statements were taken.


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Two heavy vehicles, one Shaktiman and one Tata truck, carrying round logs and sawn timber were caught by 25 Assam Rifles on Wednesday at Hengkot and handed over to range officer of Henglep.

According to Forest department, Churachandpur, a preliminary offence report (POR) has been prepared and the apprehended four drivers were later released on PR bond after their statements were taken.

A release by AR added that the team of Churachandpur Battalion Assam Rifles apprehended four people, who tried to illegally transport timber woods in two trucks, at NH-2 near village Hengkot, Churachandpur district on June 16.

The trucks were intercepted based on the input received regarding smuggling of timber from Henglep to Churachandpur. The recovered items are approximately 11 cubic metres of timber woods (A1 and A2 class) worth Rs 3.77 lakh, it added.

First Published:June 17, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

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