Anantnag, Jan 03 : Forest department on Wednesday seized more than fifty feet of illegal timber in Gawran, Shangus area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
According to the officials, on a specific tip off, forest guard Abid Khan chased many smugglers in Gawran and seized illegal timber.
Locals have appreciated the forest guard for his efforts in curbing smuggling in Gawran Shangus.
The area is very familiar for timber smuggling and authorities are proving helpless to initiate action against authorities.
Pertinently, people had appealed Forest Minister to intervene and initiate action against the smugglers. (KNS)