Port Blair, June 16: On 15/06/2024, acting on a specific intelligence input from a reliable source, a team consisting of SI Parvash, HC/733 Sanjit Madhu, and HC/264 Sanjay Kujur, HC/1713 K. Venkateshwar Rao, PC/1143 K Rajendran & PC/1067 N. Thangaraj apprehended three persons, namely Sulyman Madke S/o Niral Marki (34) yrs, Pvt. Driver R/o Mayabunder, Husil Minj S/o Shri. Zakarias Minj (25) yrs, Co-Driver R/o Mayabunder, and M. Vijay S/o Shri. P. Mutturamalingam (28) yrs, Pvt. Labour R/o Rest Camp, Mayabunder, with 32 pieces measuring 1.100 cbm of illegal sawn padauk timber of different sizes and a vehicle bearing registration No AN01 R 5401 from Sippighat Junction. Padauk timbers were seized, and the accused persons were detained after following due procedure.

Detained persons along with seized articles were handed over to officials of Forest Department, Garacharma Range for further necessary action.                                                                                                                                    

The general public is requested to inform about any credible information pertaining to any kind of illegal activity on the following telephone numbers- 100, 232586, 233307, 9434280100. The identity of the informer will be kept secret.