Wood-laden pick-up van seized in Jajpur

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Jajpur: Forest department personnel have seized a wood-laden pick-up van near Chirida Chhak in Jajpur district last night.

The officials had received a tip-off about transportation of illegal wood following which a team led by Jajpur forest ranger officer Debendra Pattnaik carried out a search of the vehicle near Chirida Chhak.

Upon search, forest officials found costly wooden logs were loaded onto the vehicle and seized them.

The wooden logs were being smuggled to Jajpur from Panikoili, said Jajpur forest ranger. He added that the logs are estimated to be worth of several lakhs.

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