Forest Dept shuts down saw mills in Senjam Chirang area
IMPHAL, Jan 3: A team of Central Forest Division, Forest Department closed down saw mills operating unlawfully in Senjam Chirang area of Imphal West district today.
This was carried out as part of the ongoing drive conducted by the Forest Department against saw mills operating beyond the ambit of the law.
The team was led by the Beat Officer of Iroisemba Beat Office under the supervision of RK Amarjit, DFO, Central Forest Division.
Reportedly, the team seized timber logs, registered forest cases against the erring party and initiated other legal course of action.
According to an unnamed forest official, similar drives will be carried out in other areas under the Central Forest Division and appropriate legal actions will be taken up against sawmills operating illegally.