Belthangadi: On January 30, the forest officials raided and arrested the accused along with logs from Mugeradka of Mogru village, who were carrying timber at night.
Bandaru branch sub-zone forest officials and staff detected a lorry illegally transporting jackfruit, mangoes and wild species at Mugeradka on January 30 at around 2.30 in the night at Mugeradka in Beltangadi taluk’s Mura village.
Pane Abbas of Mangalore was traveling as an escort to the lorry, of Kadaba Mardal.
A complaint has been filed under the Forest Protection Act against Irfan, Ashraf, residents of Andettadka of Ilanthila village, Krishnappa Barber of Mura village, the heir of Rahiman’s tree felling place, and Ashraf Ambonu, a resident of Bogodi, Bantwala, a lorry driver.
Lorry number KA-13, A-2102 and escort vehicle KA-21 EB-7581 and three Motar Cycles, KA21 Y 6102, KA21 Y 2658 and KA-21 Y-0537 and 26 dhimmis in the lorry were seized.
Abbas of Panemangalore, a resident of MardalaIrfan, a resident of Mogru, Krishnappa Kshaurika, was arrested and the rest escaped from the spot.The value of seized trees is Rs 2.7 lakh. The estimated value of the vehicles is Rs 5 lakh. It is estimated that
Uppinangadi Zonal Forest Officer Jayaprakash KK, Bandar Sub Zonal Forest Officer Gerald D’Souja, and Patrol Forest Guards Jagadisha K.N., Prashant Malgi, M.M. Jagdeesh, forest watcher Ravi and Sesappa Gowda, driver Kishore Kumar participated in the operation.