Police seized illicit timber in Kangan, Ganderbal.

Driver along with vehicle arrested

Driver along with vehicle arrested

Ganderbal May 14 (KNS): Acting on specific input about timber smuggling at Prang Kangan here on Tuesday Ganderbal Police on the direction of SSP Ganderbal Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS apprehended a timber Smuggler and seized a vehicle loaded with illicit Timber at Gujarpati Preng kangan area of Ganderbal district.

A special police party of PS Kangan headed by SHO Kangan Inspector Mehboob Banday under the close supervision of SDPO Kangan Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS at Check point Gujjar Pati Prang intercepted a Santro bearing Registration No. DL3CAT-1731 ferrying illicit Timber (Kairu).

During preliminary questioning, officers learnt that the timber loaded in the vehicle is illegally acquired from the nearby forest. The accused driver of the vehicle identified as Tariq Ahmad Bhat son of Gh Hassan Bhat resident of Najwan Kangan has been arrested and vehicle alongwith illicit Timber (Kairu) was seized on the spot and investigation is underway to track down all the accused persons involved in the commission of the crime.

Accordingly, a Case vide FIR No. 38/2024, under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Kangan & further investigation taken up.

The drive against timber smugglers will continue to ensure protection of Green Gold. The consistent actions of Ganderbal Police against Anti-Social Elements should reassure the community members to keep our society free from crime.(KNS)

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