Guwahati- Assam police on Thursday seized timber laden truck from 15th mile, Byrnihat area of Assam, and apprehended two persons, informed a press release issued by Assam police.
According to press release based on secret information, today at abt 1-30 PM one illegal timber loaded truck bearing regd no ML 06 9516 has been seized from 15th mile, Byrnihat, along the Assam Meghalaya border area.
The value of the seized timber is approximate Rs 5 lakhs, informed the police sources.
Two persons namely Mahesh Nath ,60 yrs and Baba Nangbri, 40 yrs have been apprehended.
In this regard a case has been registered vide Basistha PS case no 771/2020 u/s 468/471/420 IPC. R/W sec 41 of Assam Forest Regulation Act.
Further measures are in place to unearth if a nexus exists and all those involved in such illegal transportation and sale of timber. Investigation is on.