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Police on Friday claimed to have seized illegal timber and arrested the accused driver in north Kashmir’s Handwara town.

Seized Timber

A police spokesperson in a statement said:  “During the intervening  night  of  19/20 July 2018, a police  party  of Police  Post Zachaldara laid a Naka at Bazaar Zachaldara near Army camp.”

Meanwhile, a Tata mobile vehicle bearing registration number  JK04 1917 was stopped for checking. During checking,  illegal timbers sawn deodar consisting of   54 logs were found in the vehicle.

“Driver of the vehicle identified as Ghulam  Rasool Khan son of Shar Ahmad  Khan resident of Yamlar Zachaldara was  arrested while as two accused persons who were  identified  as Ali Mohd  Bhat son  of  Ghulam Mohd Bhat resident of Zachaldara  and Mohd Aslam Qureshi son  of Abdul  Hamid Qurashi resident of  Yemlar Zachaldara  fled away  from the spot taking the advantage of darkness,” the police spokesman said.

Timber was seized and case FIR No. 293/2018 under section  379 RPC, 6 FA stands registered. Further investigation is going on, said police spokesman.


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