Timber smuggling: Forest officer held in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 22: A senior forest official was arrested by the police for his alleged involvement in the timber theft in north Kashmir.

Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Bandipora, said a specific information was received that some smugglers with the help of forest officials were looting green gold from a compartment at Bonkoot, Bandipora.

He said immediately raids were conducted and a range officer Ghulam Mohammad Malla was arrested alongwith illegal timber loaded in a truck SDPO said a FIR number 206/2007, under section 379, 409, 468 RPC, 6 Forest Act has been registered in this regard against the official.


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