Forest officials seize lakhs of illegal timber in Assam’s Barpeta


Assam Forest officials on Wednesday seized illegal timber worth several lakhs of rupees from the Baghbor area in the Barprta district.

“The forest department has been continuously launching operations against illegal sawmills,” said Jitendra Kumar, DFO of the Goalpara division.

Earlier on Tuesday, a team of Goalpara forest division led by Divisional Forest Officer Jitendra Kumar raided seven illegal sawmills at Baghbor Chapori and recovered a huge quantity of illegal timber.

“We received information that there are around 7-10 illegal sawmills running this area and based on that input, we launched the operation. During the operation, we seized many timbers. Our operation will be going on. Kumar added.

However, further investigation into the matter is underway.