Nilagiri, Nov 29: The Forest officials and local police jointly conducted raids at illegal sawmills in Badagaon and Begampur in Balasore district and seized timber of worth lakhs of rupees.
According to reports, the two sawmills were operational illegally for some time in the area. The forest officials have seized timber and timber planks and cutting machines from the saw mill.
The owner and employees of the mill managed to flee from the spot.
A case has been registered in the connection.