Tipper loaded with illicit timber seized in Rafiabad village

Rafiabad, Jun 17: Forest department on Monday claimed to have seized a Tipper ferrying illicit timber in Feroozpora Achabal area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Officials told KNO that a tipper bearing registration number JK02R-1755 loaded with illicit timber was seized during naka at Ferozpora-Achbal link road.
The nana was laid under the command of Assistant Director, operations of Forest Protection Force, Gamma Unit, K-07, Baramulla during the intervening night of 16/17 June 2019.NThey said driver and his associate managed to escape from the spot under the garb of darkness.
Seized vehicle along with loaded illicit timber was brought to Gamma Unit, Headquarter at Mazbugh, officials said, adding that Tipper was loaded with Deodar sawn green timber 20No.=79.56Cfts. Forrest officials said a case has been registered in this regard, adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits involved in timber smuggling.(KNO)