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340 scants/kandels having 1481.00 Cft seized

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[ August 26, 2017 ] Kishtwar: Continuing its drive against timber smugglers in Forest Division Bhaderwah, On a specific information in Comptt. 8-9/Jai block of Chiralla Forest Range were subjected to 3 day intense combing operation jointly by officials of F.C.R, Bhaderwah & F.P.F, J-8 Gamma Unit Doda in which massive dumps of illegally extracted scants/kandels of Deodar/Kail were found hidden which constitutes 340 scants/kandels having 1481.00 Cft. The officials deputed on combing operation found that the dumps are to be 1 to 3 years old. The entire illicit timber stuff has been taken under safe custody by officials and detailed inquiry stands ordered & delinquent staff will be taken to task. Forest Department Officials are highly thankful to Public for their timely support, cooperation and timely information. DFO, Bhaderwah Vivek Verma, I.F.S also added that Hon"ble Forest Minister Ch. Lal Singh has directed to strictly check the menace of timber smuggling nexus. In that spirit only Forest Department & Forest Protection Force officials have deeply involved public in forest protection & conservation. As on date forest officials are getting timely information about any illicit activity against the forests. Forests are indispensable for the survival of humanity & all the sections have to make sincere efforts for its protection & conservation. Public support is crucial for fulfilling this aim & its commendable that public is supporting all department endeavours in this direction. Media is also playing a crucial role in disseminating the Government vision & creating awareness in this regard.