Barbil, Oct 24: The forest official today arrested an employee of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Kiriburu Hilltop here for possessing illegal planks of teak and sal wood.
The arrested has been identified as Gautam Barik, who works in Mechanical Department of the company.
Acting on a tipoff, a team of forest department raided the quarters of Barik and seized planks of teak and sal wood and cutting machine from his quarter.
The estimated cost of the timber is over Rs 25,000, according to the forest department. He was forwarded to court.