Timber smuggling on a massive scale is taking place .

Aatif Qayoom

Handwara: Forest Protection force foiled a timber smuggling bid in Langate and arrested two persons, an official source said.

He said that a team during a naka which was laid at near Forest division Langate seized one Tata Mobile vehicle bearing registration number JK09-5380 loaded with illicit timber.

The official source said that the naka party seized the timber and vehicle while they also arrested two person from the spot.

Meanwhile, all the arrested accused were taken to forest protection office and further investigation has been taken up in this regard.

However when contacted to Chief conservator forests North Circle irfan Rasool he said those who wil be involved in the smuggling will be dealt strictly as per law.