Port Blair, July 23: Acting on a tipoff, the Forest Officials of Tushnabad Range conducted a search in the house of Mr Kuldeep Kujur, S/o. Late George Kujur, R/o. Herbattabad No.2 on 22.07.2019 and found about 0.746 cbm.(45 pieces) hand sawn timber of Lalchini species collected from illegal source. As he failed to produce any valid documents for the timber, he was arrested for violation of the provisions of IFA, 1927 and later released on bail.
The entire operation was carried out by Mr Simon, Forester, Mr Mohammed Shabir, Forester, Mr E.M.Mohammed Hanifa, Forest Guard, Mr P.K.Mohammed Shafique, Forest Guards and Ms Permita Kumari, Forest Guard under the close supervision of Mr Jainal Abdin, Range Officer, Tushnabad.