Four lumber smugglers attack from Diing Patkai National Park in Dibrugarh

Four lumber smugglers attack from Diing Patkai National Park in Dibrugarh

DIBRUGARH: In a crackdown on illegal timber smuggling, the Forest Department caught four timber smugglers from Dihing Patkai National Park in the Dibrugarh district, which was involved in the felling of trees, on Monday. Timber smugglers have been identified as Bubble Nirmoriya, Jekyll Oran, Sobit Salma, and Tohsen Bora.

Forest authorities also confiscated large amounts of illegal material in their possession, except for some equipment used by smugglers to cut down trees.

“Since April 28, we have been operating against timber smugglers in Dingpatkai National Park. A gang of timber smugglers chopped up the Titasopa trees in the park. We managed to cut four trees. There were also some tree-cutting equipment and machinery seized from them. ”

According to sources, timber smugglers are operating in the Dingpatkai area with the help of politicians. “Many illegal sawmills have been set up in Arunachal Pradesh. Timber smugglers use elephants to transport logs from the woodlands,” sources said.

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