Timber theft attempt foiled in Chitral

Gul Hamaad Farooqi

The staff of the forest department recovered the valuable Ddeodar wood from the secret stashes of the truck going from Chitral to Peshawar at the Broadham Forest check post and seized the truck and the wood.

A case was registered under the Forest Act against the accused driver and cleaner along with the truck and presented in the Forest Magistrate’s Court, from where the accused were sent to the District Jail Chitral on judicial remand.

Later on they were released from jail on bail. According to details, Sher Hassan Forest Guard and Shahid Alam Bbarrier man on duty at Baraddam Forest Check Post of Tehsil Darosh which is located near Lowari Tunnel at four o’clock in the morning, a truck (ten tires) going from Chitral towards Dir. district) was stopped suspiciously and searched on the basis of great skill.