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Police arrest 23 timber smugglers, 4 booked under Public Safety Act in Shopian district of Kashmir

Srinagar: Police have arrested 23 alleged timber smugglers and booked four of them under the stringent Public Safety Act as part of a crackdown on timber felling in Shopian district of Kashmir.

“Police has launched a massive crackdown by arresting 23 timber smugglers including four notorious persons involved in a number of forest smuggling cases.

“Timber measuring 216.31 cubic feet has been seized from these smugglers,” said a police spokesman on Monday.

He said the four notorious smugglers who have been booked under PSA are Gowhar Parray alias Setha, Shafi Ladi, Riyaz Paswa and Sajad Paswal.

PTI