Port Blair, Dec 31: On 30/12/2017 at about 1530 hrs Sh. Girish Kumar, SHO PS Bamboo Flat along with HC Ram Nag, Pc Srinivas Rao, PC T. Anil, PC Apurba Biswas and PC K. Shoaib Ali (PMF unit) were conducting jungle search at the creek opposite Burma jetty, Shore Point during which they found 59 pieces of padauk timber hidden inside the Mangrove jungle. The timber was measured to be 3.229 cbm. The recovered timber was seized on the spot and Range Officer, Mannarghat was informed. The padauk timber was brought to shore with the help of Forest officials and Forest dinghy and handed over to Range Officer, Mannarghat for further necessary action.
The general public is requested to pass on any credible information pertaining to such illegal activities in the area on the following telephone no. 258411, 258019, 233077 & 100. The identity of the information will be kept secret.