Timber-laden pickup van seized in Mayurbhanj, two held

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Mayurbhanj: Forest department personnel seized a timber-laden pickup van and arrested two persons from Dhaundia village under Udala forest range in Mayurbhanj district.

Acting on a tip-off, Udala ranger Ajay Das along with other personnel intercepted a suspicious timber-laden pickup van near Dhaundia village on the Suhagapura-Gulahadi road late on Wednesday night.

Upon checking, the forest officials found several pieces of wood logs laden in the pickup van. The forest personnel seized nearly 11 pieces of Sal wood and the vehicle used in illegal transportation.

The arrested persons were identified as Suresh Chandra Nayak (25) of Kahalia village under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore district and Deba Patra of Kusumia village under Khunta police limits.

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