According to sources, on the orders of Malkangiri police officer Rigan Kindo, a team led by SI G.Saraka were doing patrolling near the MV-24 village and during the checking, they stopped one pickup van.
During the checking, they found 85 no’s of wooden planks (କାଠ ପଟା). On seeing the police, the smugglers were fled the scene. The team seized the pickup van, all the timbers and further confiscated three motorcycles.
IIC Rigan Kindo said that the seized wooden planks will be handover to the forest department soon. He further added that an investigation is underway to find the main smugglers and the team will arrest them soon.