Thoubal: Atleast four temporary shed constructed against the law at the Biodiversity Working Circle has been destroyed and seized bird trapped net during a special drive conducted by a combined team of staff of Thoubal Forest Range and Thoubal Police under the supervision of DFO Thoubal Forest Division Debala Leiphrakpam on Monday.
The drive was conducted by a team led by RO Thoubal Range S. Samungou along with the staff of Yairipok Beat Office, Sikhong and Heirok Beat Office of Thoubal Forest Range at Biodiversity Working Circle of Tangjeng FCI Godown Maning and was able to destroy the 4 newly constructed illegal temporary shed.
The team was also able to seized 3 bird trap nets put up at Kiyam Leitanpok while conducting further drive at different areas of Kiyam Leitanpok, ITI Tharaolok, Tentha Maning Ching, Moijing, Lipokpi and Arapti, on the same day.
Speaking in connection of the drive, RO S. Samungou thanked the Forest Staff and Police Personnel who took part in the special drive which has been conducted successfully and said urged those people habited near the lake and hills not to conduct and illegal activist against the law instead extend help and support to the works carried out by the Forest Department.
S. Samungou termed the statement made by WBCC Arapti Branch at local medias about Thoubal Range as unfortunate and further said that as the Forest Staff went for patrolling at Gwarok Reserved Forest area on Sunday, they were unable to reach at the spot told by WBC, however, none was there when the Forest Staff reached the spot.