Gadchiroli, As soon as the confidential information was received about illegal harvesting of teak trees and smuggling from the forest of Jhimela village under Alapalli forest area of Alapalli Forest Department, the forest department’s smugglers have exposed teak smuggling by taking guerilla action. In this action, a total of 8 lakh 50 thousand rupees, including teak, bullock cart and bullock, have been confiscated by the detachment of the forest department.
This action of the Forest Department has created panic among the teak smugglers of the area. Under the guidance of Chief Forest Conservator of Gadchiroli, Dr. Kishore Mankar, Deputy Forest Conservator of Alapalli Forest Department, Rahul Singh Tolia, Sub Divisional Forest Officer Nitesh Deogade, Forest Circle Officer Yogesh Sherekar, Field Assistant Mohan Bhoyar, Anil Jhade, Rishi Tawde, Prakash Rajurkar, Forest Guard Balu Madavi, Chandu Sad. Tushar Madavi, Santosh Chavan, Sachin Jambhule, Avinash Kodape, Damodhar Chivane, Dashrath Rathod, Bandi Alone and other forest workers have done it.
6 bullock carts and 12 bullocks seized
Teak was being smuggled from Jhimela forest by illegally felling teak trees with the help of 6 bullock carts and 12 bullocks. On getting information about this incident, Tim of the Forest Department surrounded the smugglers. At the same time, teak smugglers were caught red handed while smuggling. In this action, the forest department’s detachment has confiscated teak worth lakhs of rupees including 6 bullock carts and 12 bullocks.
Crime registered against 12 smugglers
In the teak smuggling case, the Forest Department has registered an offense against 12 smugglers under the Forest Act. In which Narayan Malayya Chirakala (50), Rajanna Pocham Jakewar (58), Suresh Durgaya Alamwar (26), Samaya Lachmaya Nilamwar (25), Santosh Naguji Mohurle, Nagesh Vyankati Chintawar (60), Srikant Rajanna Nilmakwar (60), resident of Rayagata village of Aheri tehsil 25), Bapu Gatu Alam (50), Santosh Satyam Gade (35), Mohan Shankar Kolawar (25), Tirupati Bhimaya Chitawar (40) and Naresh Vyankati Nilamwar (24).
Teak smugglers created panic
There is valuable teak in Aheri subdivision. By smuggling teak from this region, smugglers smuggle teak in the state of Telangana and Chhattisgarh adjoining Aheri subdivision. In such a situation, teak was being smuggled from the Jhimela forest area. But the forest department has taken major action exposing teak smuggling. Due to which there is a panic among the teak smugglers of Aheri subdivision.