SSB timber
The troopers of 37 Bn SSB and forest officials along with the recovered wooden planks at Nonai Reserve Forest office in Udalguri on May 2. Photo arranged by Shajid Khan

In their continued efforts to curb the anti-social activities along the Indo-Bhutan border, the troopers of 37 Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), BOP Bangurum have been able to recover a huge consignment of illegal timbers in Udalguri on Wednesday.

In the haul the troopers have impounded huge cache of forest products.

Taking cognizance of the report that forest and trees are being cut by smugglers, a patrolling party of the SSB led by Head Constable Y Prem Kumar Singh of Border Out Post Bangurum conducted a successful raid.

The seized items have been handed over to the Forest office. The market value of the seized items is estimated to be nearly one lakh rupees, stated a press communique from the office of the commandant of 37th Bn, SSB, Mangaldoi.

The Forest Department has also begun investigations for the persons responsible for illegally hacking down the timber.

It may be mentioned that the SSB personnel, deployed in different parts of Assam along the Indo-Bhutan international border, apart from guarding the border have also been carrying out operations to prevent anti-social activities along the border areas.

The SSB personnel from various Battalions from time to time reportedly seize illegal sawmills along the international border.

They have also been successful in apprehending many culprits for being involved in various illegal activities.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at:

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