Gadchiroli: Forest department raids 9 furniture marts, teak worth eight lakhs seized | leader

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Gadchiroli, Leader News Service : The forest department personnel conducted simultaneous raids on 19 furniture marts located in some villages of Asar Ali area of ​​Sironcha taluka and seized teak furniture worth Rs 7 lakh 86 thousand from 8 shops. Forest offenses have been registered against 8 shop owners in this matter and the field assistant has been suspended.

The names of the accused are Ravindra Kasoji, Santosh Gotturi, Samaya Gampa, Devedra Gotturi, Kishore Kortala, Rajendra Gotturi, Rajkumar Pote and Suresh Arinda. Teak smuggling is rampant in some villages of Asar Ali area. Many wood smugglers cut trees illegally and make furniture in furniture marts in the area. After coming to know about this matter, the forest personnel raided around 19 shops in the villages of Asarali, Jangalpalli, Ankisa and Kambalpetha on Thursday, June 22. Teak wood worth Rs 7 lakh 51 thousand 594 illegally cut from the forest under the jurisdiction of the Forest Development Corporation was found in eight of the shops. Besides, teak wood worth Rs 34 thousand 311 was found in abandoned condition. The forest staff seized teak wood worth Rs 7 lakh 85 thousand 905.

Forest offenses have been registered against all the eight shop owners. Also, the licenses of these shops have also been canceled permanently. Moreover, the forest officials informed that the field assistant of Asar Ali has been suspended as the preliminary investigation revealed that he was involved in this illegal timber smuggling. Sub Divisional Forest Officer P.D. On Wednesday, Forest Range Officer Sarvashri P. B. Zade, S.P. Barsagade, N. T. Chowke, P.M.Pazare along with 50 employees took this action.

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