Rairakhol: Two persons were arrested from a forest along the Garagadabahal-Dangapathar road here in Sambalpur district on charges of illegal transportation of kendu leaves.
According to report, a team of Charmal police was returning to the police station after night patrolling when IIC Basant Kumar Dalei received information about the illegal transportation of kendu leaves and conducted a raid.
During search in the forest area, two youths were apprehended by the police personnel along with the seizure of 2.10 quintals of kendu leaves and motorcycle for the spot.
The arrested were identified as Bholanatah Luha (25), of Keutaibahal village under Charmal PS limits, and Pawan Jagat (22) of Bheluntikra village under Dhama PS limits.
A case has been registered at Charmal Police station and the accused forwarded to the couty today, the police said.