IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), recovered illegal timber on 16th September, at Sorde junction of Kamjong District.
On receipt of credible input from a reliable source regarding move of illegal timber from Sorbung village to Phungyar, a Mobile Vehicle Check Post was established at Sorde junction at around 04:00 AM on Wednesday, the IGAR(S) informed in a press release.
At around 09:00 AM, a Shaktiman truck bearing registration number MN-01-7422 driven by one Mr Happy Joy, a resident of Sorbung village was intercepted. On carrying-out thorough checking of the documents and loads on the vehicle, the truck was found carrying approximately 600 cubic-feet of Khangrawood logs of Myanmar origin without any valid permit for the same, the IGAR(S) said adding that the total value of the smuggled Timber is approximately Rs 8 Lakh.
The truck was moving to Phungyar from Sorbung village. Mr Shangpam was the co-driver of the vehicle, also a resident of Sorbung, the IGAR(S) said.
Phungyar Police Station was contacted and the timber along with the vehicle, driver and co-driver has been handed over for further action at around 12:00 PM on 16th September.