Three forest guards suspended in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir government has suspended three forest guards for their alleged failure to check smuggling of forest timber and chopping of trees in Bhaderwah belt of Doda district.

Mushtaq Khan, Irshad Ahmed and Rishi Kumar were suspended by M M Gupta, conservator forest, Chenab circle, for failing to check smuggling by timber mafia, forest officials said.

“The action was taken after finding that the accused have failed to check felling and facilitating illegal activities,” Gupta said, adding that further action against the erring officials will be taken by chief conservator after completing the probe.

The smuggling of green gold and cutting of forest trees in connivance with some forest officials was busted with the arrest of 10 smugglers in two different operations from Kellar and Neeru Ranges of Bhadarwah Forest division on February 28 and March 6.

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