Vigilance Raids Illegal Saw Mill In Balasore; Timber, Equipment Worth Rs.5 Lakh Seized

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Balasore: The Forest Wing of Odisha Vigilance on Tuesday raided an illegal saw mill at village Chormara village within Singla police station limits in Balasore district and seized timer and cutting equipment worth Rs 5 Lakhs.

Acting on reliable information regarding the running of an illegal saw mill at Chormara village, a joint forest raid was conducted by the Forest Wing of Odisha Vigilance.

During the raid, the Vigilance sleuths ascertained that the sawmill was running without any valid license. Sawmill accessories along with valuable timber worth Rs.5 Lakh were detected and seized.

In this connection, one forest case has been registered in Jaleswar Wildlife Range for violation of Section-4 of Saw Mill & Saw Pit Control Act, 1991 under Balasore Wildlife Division and is under investigation, the Vigilance Directorate said in a press note.

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