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Forest department raids illegal sawmill in Khordha, equipment seized

21/09/2021 at 12:31 PM

Khordha, Sep 21: Forest officials have conducted a raid on an illegal sawmill at Balipatna in Khordha on Tuesday.

Cutting and sizing equipment worth lakh has been seized from the establishment.

Sources said, Bhubaneswar forest officials had a specific input on illegal chopping and cutting  of wood at the sawmill situated at Hirapur village under Balianta police limit.

Acting on it, a  forest squad with police force conducted a surprise raid at the sawmill in the morning and seized huge cache of sized timber, logs and valuable tools and equipment.

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