K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: The Commissionerate Task force police have seized a tractor with illegal timber (teak logs) worth Rs 1.5 lakh in Mallapur village outskirts of Thimampur mandal on Monday.
On credible information about the smuggling of teak in a tractor, the Task force team led by inspectors B Mallaiah and K Srujan Reddy, AR SI Narsaiah and others conducted the raid and seized the vehicle with about 60 teak logs carrying illegally without any documents. They also arrested three persons Puppala Tirupathi, Odela Koteshwarlu and Vengala Narsaiah.
Later, the police have handed the teak logs, tractor and accused persons to the Forest department officials for further investigation.