Keonjhar, July 11 (LocalWire): Keonjhar forest patrolling team and Patna forest range employees in a joint raid seized 131 pieces of sal timber worth Rs two lakh today early morning from Patna police station area.
The team caught the pickup van loaded with stolen wood from Pipilia village near National Highway 20.
But the squad failed to catch the timber mafias,
The timber mafia carrying smuggled timber in a pickup van was going from Dumuria village to Pipilia via Poipani village road.
The joint team chased them after a tip-off.
When they were trying to overtake the van, the mafia damaged the forest department jeep and escaped.