Bhubaneswar: In a praiseworthy development, villagers of Kandhana under the Morada forest range in Mayurbhanj district nabbed wood mafias while they were stealing away sal logs from the nearby jungle last night.
According to reports, a group of villagers gathered and intercepted the van in which sal logs were being carried. When the driver could not show any receipt against the logs, the villagers asked him and others, who were sitting in the vehicle, to get down. However, the villagers could nab one of them while others managed to flee from the area.
On being informed by locals, forest officials of the Morada forest department have reached the spot and started investigation.