Siliguri, 06th August: The forest workers of Sarugara Range, based on a tip-off, launched operations and recovered the stolen sal wood. Two men were arrested in the incident. The arrested accused have been identified as Abhijit De Sarkar and Charger Kujur, residents of the Kharibari area.
It has been learned that on Thursday night, forest workers led by Ranger Sanjay Dutta of Sarugara MPP-1 Range raided the area adjacent to Mantadari in Belakoba and detained a pickup van that was heading towards Medical More from Odlabari.
According to forest department sources, the estimated market value of the recovered timber is 5 lakh rupees.