Officer injured as timber smugglers attack forest officials in Shopian

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Shopian, Apr 4: An officer of forest department was injured after the timber smugglers attacked a team of forest officials at Thairen Kandi area in Keller village of Shopian.
Officials said that a forest department’s team led by Mohammed Abdullah Bhat intercepted smugglers carrying timber on horses near Thairen Kandi village of district Shopian during late last night. “When the team tried to stop the smugglers, they were attacked with sharp weapons and left the forest officer Bhat injured seriously,” they said.
Bhat a resident of Chakoora village in Pulwama district was shifted to nearby hospital from where he was referred to Srinagar where his condition is said to be stable. Meanwhile, police has registered a case and further investigation is going on.(KNO)