Sundari & gewa wood seized in Sharankhola

Sundari & gewa wood seized in Sharankhola

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Forest guards of Sharankhola Range in the Eastern Division of Sundarban forest raided 2 separate places and seized 900 CFT cut band Sundari and Gewa wood worth Tk.5 lakh was seized.It is learnt from ACF and Ranger of Sharankhola that acting on secret information forest guards of Bogi station office raided Chanmari area of the forest range on Wednesday and recovered 400 CFT Sundari wood ready for smuggling purposed.
On Monday at night forest guards of Sharankhola range raided the river Baleswar at Majher char aarea, seized a mechanized boat and recovered 500 CFT Gewa wood. At that time the wood smugglers jumped into the river from the mechanized boat and fled away. The ACF of Sharankhola range told the newsmen, 5 wood smugglers who hail from Bogi and Sonatala villages, adjacent to Sundarban forest, who were involved in the smuggling were identified and a case was lodged with the local PS against them under Forest Act. They are Rafiqul Farjai (2), Delwar Khalifa (45), Zakir Majhi (48), Mantu Hawldar ( 35) and Faruk Hawladar (45). Bagerhat Correspondent

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