Two illegal loggers arrested with 10 lakh worth wood

Rajganj, 14th August: The Forest Officials of the Belakoba Range were successful in seizing a vehicle full of wood logs worth 10 lakh rupees. Two illegal loggers, namely, Uttam Saha and Bappi Saha, residents of Thukapakri village, have been arrested in this incident. According to the Forest Department sources, the accused Uttam and Bappi were smuggling the logs to Siliguri through the Gajaldoba Canal.


The Forest Officials, based on a tip-off, launched an operation and stopped the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was unable to produce a proper document during the checking. While interrogating, the driver mentioned that a person had ordered him to deliver the logs from Oodlabari to Siliguri. The Police are further investigating into the matter.


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