Sasastra Seema Bal(SSB) jawans from 16th Battalion of Ranighuli apprehended eight timber smugglers from different places from Dattapur and Bamungaon area in Chirang district on Wednesday.
Acting on specific information received about working of timber msugglers, a joint patrolling conducted by the team of battalion(Bn) headquarter company Gurubasha and BOP Dadgiri under the command of AKC Singh, Commandant 16th Bn SSB Ranighuli and Mobi Lourembam, Assistant Comandant in the general area of Dattapur and Bamungaon area and seized huge reserve of timber planks from seven different locations under the forest area with trolley and Scotty and apprehended eight timber smugglers.
The apprehended were identified as Madhu Sutradhar, Akhol Islary, Gonak Sutradhar, Gopal sutradhar, Jadab Sutradhar, Hosia Islary, Molas Sutradhar & Rajil Sutradhar.
Earlier in the month of February this year 16th Bn SSB Ranighuli, based on the intelligence input launched the operation against timber smugglers and apprehended four persons along with seizure of forest timber worth Rs 41,35,367/- from the same area i.e Bamungaon area under PS Sidli.
Singh, comandant urge for the support of locals people for saving the green forest and requested them not to indulge in felling of trees. He also seek sincere cooperation from others forces and forest department in order to root out timber smuggling form the area.