Sopore, Dec 14: A team of forest department came under attack from timber smugglers in Chehrar area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.
An official of forest department told that following a tip-off that smugglers were involved in cutting of trees in the upper reaches of Sopore forests, a team of the forest department reached the spot, but the timber smugglers attacked them with sharp objects and fled the scene.
In the attack five employees received serious Injuries and was taken to nearby hospital where doctors referred them Sub District Hospital Sopore for advance treatment.
injured employees identified as Feroz Ahmed, Irshad Ahmed, Shazad Ahmed, Abdul Kareem and Tahir Ahmed.
Meanwhile in this regard police has registered a case and initiated investigation in the matter.