Srinagar, Dec 28 Forest Department Anantnag on Monday claimed to have seized illicit timber in the district.
An official privy to the development said that “On the directions of DFO Anantnag Feroz Chaket, Control room in coordination with BO Kokernag besides his staff have seized 191 Cfts of timber dry stocks from Kothas of three accused in from an inaccessible area Dungnard Bahek.”
The official identified the trio as Fareed Bimla, Kaka Bimla and Umer-ud-Din Bimla.
The visiting team has approached police to sought an FIR against the accused and as such an FIR number 163/20 was registered in this regard, the official said.
In the meantime, however process to initiate a case under PSA is also on cards, the official said adding that “Enquiry has been already taken up under RO Harnag and RO Control room which have been directed by the department to submit their report within two days.”