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Police arrest 23 timber smugglers, 4 booked under Public Safety Act in Shopian district of Kashmir

Police Have Arrested 23 Alleged Timber Smugglers And Booked Four Of Them Under The Stringent Public Safety Act As Part Of A Crackdown On Timber Felling In Shopian District Of Kashmir.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Nov 2016, 01:52:41 PM
Kashmir police (Source: Getty Images)


Police have arrested 23 alleged timber smugglers and booked four of them under the stringent Public Safety Act as part of a crackdown on timber felling in Shopian district of Kashmir.

“Police has launched a massive crackdown by arresting 23 timber smugglers including four notorious persons involved in a number of forest smuggling cases.

“Timber measuring 216.31 cubic feet has been seized from these smugglers,” said a police spokesman on Monday.

He said the four notorious smugglers who have been booked under PSA are Gowhar Parray alias Setha, Shafi Ladi, Riyaz Paswa and Sajad Paswal.

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First Published : 14 Nov 2016, 01:43:00 PM