Srinagar: Police in Sopore have arrested 5 timber smugglers and seized illicit timber at Takiya Panzla, Sopore.
Acting on specific information about timber smuggling at Takiya Panzla, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Panzla under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad Shri Ameen Bhat-JKPS raided the particular spot and seized 107 feet of illicit timber from the spot.
The accused persons identified as Abdul Aziz Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din son of Muhammad Abdullah, Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh both sons of Muhammad Yaseen Sheikh and Khazir Muhammad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh, all residents of Takiya Panzla Rafiabad involved in the commission of crime have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody.
Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 61/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Panzla and further investigation has been initiated.
“The drive against timber smugglers will continue to ensure protection of green gold. Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police have resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.”