Two held for smuggling wood; 2 tractors seized


Berhampur: Police on Sunday arrested two persons for smuggling woods and seized two wood-laden tractors after they were detained by the locals of Govindapura village in Ganjam district.

The accused persons were identified as Ujala Singh (28) and Laxmidhar Singh (24).

According to sources, the woods were being smuggled in two tractors when the residents of Govindapura village intercepted it. When questioned, the vehicle drivers were unable to give valid reasons, following which the villagers called the police.

The police reached the spot and arrested the smugglers along with the seizure of the vehicles.

Later, the police informed the matter to the forest department officials and handed over the seized wood logs to them.


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