Forest Dept seizes 3 sawing machines, nabs duo

Tuesday, 09 August 2022 | PNS | Jaspur

Taking action against illegal sawing, the Forest department seized three timber sawing machines and apprehended two persons in the Jaspur area of Udham Singh Nagar on Monday. The Terai west divisional forest officer (Ramnagar) Kundan Kumar said that the department had received information about illegal operation of sawing machines in the Jaspur area.

The department formed a team under the sub divisional officer (Jaspur) Jagmohan Rawat which conducted raids in various locations. The team seized three sawing machines in the Maduakheda area.

The team also apprehended Movin and Mohsin in the act of sawing eucalyptus timber illegally using a sawing machine owned by Aqib while the others managed to run away from the scene. The departmental team booked the duo under various sections of the Forest Act and was preparing to seek their judicial custody.

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