Boudh: Father-Son Duo Arrested For Setting Forest On Fire

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Boudh: A father-son duo was arrested for allegedly attempting to trigger a fire in the Mundeswar Reserve Forest under Madhapur Forest Range in Boudh district.

The accused have been identified as Asana Majhi and his son Shyamghana Majhi of Madhapur Colony Sahi.

According to sources, a party of forest department personnel was conducting patrolling here late last night when they spotted smoke emanating from four places in the forest. On inquiry, they found the two accused have set the fire.

Though the accused duo tried to flee from the spot, the forest personnel including Ranger Saroj Kumar Mishra and forester Swadhin Samal nabbed them.

Officials also seized matchsticks and two axes from their possession.

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