Illegally transported wooden logs seized

Illegally transported wooden logs seized

Forest department officials from Mangaluru seized wood being illegally transported from Attur.

Mangaluru forest department personnel seized wood that was being transported illegally from Kodagu district. Two lorries have been seized as well.

More than the prescribed quantity of logs of the Palanji tree were being transported from a plantation belonging to Ponnappa in Nalluru village in Anekadu Reserve Forest in Kushalnagar.

A total of 66 logs were being transported in two lorries by timber merchant Mustafa, while the permit was obtained from the Kushalnagar forest department for transporting 46 logs.

The incident has given rise to a lot of speculation as the lorries were not stopped at the forest check-posts.

The action was taken by Mangaluru forest mobile team led by Purushottam.

It has been learnt that the team led by DCF Purushottam had carried out a discussion with the forest department officials of Kodagu, towards conducting an investigation into the case.

Anekadu DRFO had given the permit to transport wood. An investigation is being carried out on illegal transportation. Action will be taken against the wrongdoers, said Kushalnagar RFO Ananya Kumar.

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