Assam Rifles troops reported to have detained four people and confiscated four timber trucks.
According to a press release, these timbers are being illegally transported from Joupi to Imphal on last December 20.
“Based on the information received from sources regarding movement of four trucks loaded with illegal timber from Joupi to Imphal, troops of Assam Rifles established a vehicle check post in general area Langmeidong and seized the loaded vehicles,” said a press release issued by the PRO of Inspector General,Assam Rifles Headquarters(South).
“The teams of Wangoo Police Station and Forest Department, Kakching, respectively apprehended the four drivers and confiscated the illegal consignment.”
The seized timber known as Khangra weighed a sum of Rs 40 Lakhs in about 60 tons.
For further inquiry, it said, the drivers of four vehicles along with illegal consignment were handed over to the Wangoo Police Station.
Updated by: News Sources 2019-12-23 4:42 PM