Thursday, October 24, 2019

Furniture shop proprietor possessing sawn padauk timber from illegal source, arrested

Port Blair, Oct 09: Acting on a tipoff, the Forest Officials of South Andaman Division conducted a search in the house and premises of Mr. Sushen Dhali, Proprietor of M/s. S.N. Furniture & Glass, Kadakachang on 09.10.2019 and found about 0.1008 cbm. (06 pieces) hand sawn padauk timber collected from illegal source. As he failed to produce any valid documents for the timber, he was arrested for violation of the provisions of Indian Forest Act, 1927 and later released on bail.
The team was led by Mr. Panchanam Halder, Forest Ranger, Mobile Squad and assisted by the Forester Mr. Najariyus Bara and Forest Guards Mr. Uttam Kumar Mistry, Mr. Keshabananda Ganguly, Mr. N. Saheed, Mr. Tarakeshwar, Mrs. M. Khadeeja Bibi and other forest workers.
The Divisional Forest Officer, South Andaman has, further, appealed to the general public to pass on credible information pertaining to illegal activities related to forest & wildlife over phone No.256178 (Mobile Squad), 255344 (Mannarghat Range), 224540 (Tushnabad Range), 287336 (Manglutan Range), 252334 (Garacharma Range), 281585 (Jirkatang Range) & 255228 (Divisional Office). The identity of the informer will be kept secret, a communication from the Divisional Forest Officer, South Andaman said here.

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