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20 teak wood logs seized, 2 held


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Balangir: In a success against wood mafias police seized a teak wood laden vehicle and arrested two persons conducting a raid in Turekela block in the district on Friday.

The raid was conducted after Turekela Police got a tip-off on the teak wood laden Max Pickup van (Registration No.OD 03 F 2574) this morning. A team of policemen led by Sub Inspector Ram Subramanyam Pradhan intercepted the van chasing it for a distance near a forested area in the village and seized at least 20 logs from it. While one person boarding the van managed giving the police a slip during the raid, rest two were nabbed.

While the identification of the arrested duo could not have been made so far, the seized logs would cost lakhs, said police.