A team of Lekhapani forest personnel led by Ranger Aftabuddin Chowdhury on Friday afternoon seized three Bolero Pick Up vehicles loaded with illegally procured minor minerals at Ledu -Mullang Road under Lekhapani Forest Range of Digboi division in Assam’s Tinsukia District.
According to department sources, based on tip-off centering around the illegal transportation of the forest product from Mullang Ghat area, the team rushed to the site and seized the three loaded vehicles bearing registration numbers AS-23-BC-7869, AS-23-AC-0180 and a one without number. The Forest department team also apprehended the drivers identified as Dipen Boraik, Jogdish Lod and Manoj Munda belonging to Mulang and Borgolai area.
Penalizing the act, an amount of Rs 36,000 was imposed as penalty from the offender.
Rampant and extensive digging of various river banks and marine ghats under Digboi division is being carried out unabated leading to great loss of government revenue.