Forest Deptt seizes two trucks involved in sand smuggling

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HIRNAGAR: Forest Department on Saturday seized two vehicles involved in smuggling of forest sand.
As per details, at about 2:30 PM, a team of Forest Department led by Kamal Kishore, Block Forest Officer , Mastagarh, Forest Block, Jaslota Forest Range seized two trucks (JK14D-0116 & JK14D-0138) carrying sand from Compartment -387 of Khtair Beat Mastgarh, Forest Range Hiranagar. The drug drivers namely Amit Singh, son of Jaswant Singh and Subhash Singh, son of Chahat Singh, both residents of Khoon, Tehsil Billawar illegally loaded the valuable sand from the forest, causing damage to government property. A case has been registered in this regard. The operation was carried out on the directions of Rahul Singh, DFO Kathua and Range Officer Jasrota Range Hiranagar.

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