Timber smuggler apprehended

Rajbiraj (Sagarmatha), April 3: Timber smugglers have been increasingly netted with the police increased activism in cracking down deforestation drive in Chure region

Under the campaign, police arrested five timber smugglers today. The arrested are Jamahar Saha, Chhotelal Safi, Tej Narayan Yadav, Shiva Shanker Poddar and Lakhan Yadav of Kachan VDC, Saptari., informed Police Inspector Nanda Lal Saha.

A special team deputed from District Police Office, Saptari arrested them from Bakadhuwa VDC acting on a tip off that the smugglers were carrying illegal timbers on bicycles from the forest this morning.

Police confiscated 84 cubic feet timbers and five cycles worth Rs. 150,000 from them, informed Superintendant of Police (SP) Ganesh Bahadur Thapa.

The arrestees along with confiscated timbers and cycles will be handed over to District Forest Office, Saptari for necessary against, said the District Police Office. RSS

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