Forest official absconding after illicit timber seized from house

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HANDWARA — Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case against a Forest Department official after they seized illicit timber from his house. The official, however, managed to flee from the scene and is still absconding.

A police official said that after specific inputs, house of a forest employee identified as Reyaz Ahmad Shah son of Saif Ud Din Shah was raided.

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He said that on seeing the police team approaching his house, he fled from the spot and is still absconding.

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He further said that about 26 Cft illicit timber was seized from the forest official.

Confirming the development, Senior Superintendent of Police Handwara Dr G V Sundeep said that the official is on the run and a case has been registered under FIR Number 05/2020 under section 379 IPC, 26 Indian Forest Act against the accused.

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