Timber Smugglers use elephants to transport logs rescued from Assam-Arunachal border

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On Monday, the Digboi Forest Division rescued an elephant from the Lekhapani Forest Range on the Assam-Arunachal border that was being used by timber smugglers to transport logs.

The elephant was rescued from the Tirap Reserve Forest, which is located near the state line.

According to sources, timber smugglers from Arunachal Pradesh used the elephant to transport logs felled illegally in Assam’s forests.

“One elephant was rescued from the Assam-Arunachal border, and the Mahout was apprehended.” The elephant was used to transport logs from the forest areas of Assam. The Mahout is being interrogated, and he will be brought before the court. “An investigation is underway to apprehend the other conspirators,” said DFO TC Ranjit Ram of the Digboi Forest Division.

“We’ve learned about timber smuggling in Tirap RF, which is part of the Lekhapani Range. A raid was carried out by our team, and the elephant was rescued from the area. He stated, “The elephant is in our custody.”

The Assam forest department was thanked by environmental NGO Green Bud Society for rescuing the elephant and launching an operation against illegal timber operations in Assam’s forest.”

We expressed our gratitude to the Digboi Forest Division for taking steps to combat timber smuggling in the forest. “The elephant was being used illegally to transport timbers,” said Green Bud Society’s Devojit Moran.

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