Illegal teak sawn timber seized in Jiribam

Illegal teak sawn timber seized in Jiribam

Written By: / Friday, 13 May 2022 17:17

IT Correspondent
Jiribam, May 13:

Based on the inputs, officials of the Jiribam Forest Division seized a huge consignment of teak-sawn timber from Jiribam District.
As per a report, last Thursday around 3:10 pm, a team of Jiribam Forest Division led by Rajesh Darade, IFS, Divisional Forest Officer, Jiribam Forest Division came across 356 nos. of sawn teak beams from Dibong, Jiribam with an approximate total volume of 112 cubic meters.
It was expected, that the said teak beams are likely to be transported from Myanmar.
The illegal forest products are seized under u/s 41,42 of the Indian Forest (Manipur Amendment) Act, 2018 and Rule 33(a) of Manipur Forest Rules.
The Confiscation procedure is being initiated under the relevant section of the Indian Forest (Manipur Amendment) Act, 2018.
The DFO, Jiribam Rajesh Darade, and N. Biraj Singh, in-charge Range Forest Officer, Jiribam Range appeal to the public not to indulge in such illegal trade. Such illegal acts are punishable under Indian Forest Act, 1927.

About the Author

Md Mahin Laskar

Md Mahin Laskar

Md Mahin Laskar is working as the Jiribam Correspondent of Imphal Times. Mahin Laskar is a resident of Babupara Ward No.6, Jiribam. He has experience of working as Staff Reporter of Manipur Chronicle and Chief Editor of Jiri News Network for 3 years.
He can be contacted at [email protected]

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