Police have launched a massive crackdown against the timber smuggling by arresting fifteen timber smugglers during nocturnal raid in Charehaar forest area of Sopore.
Reports said the arrested persons were involved in a number of forest smuggling cases in the Sopore forest belt.
A police officer said acting on a tip-off police conducted raid at Charehaar village in Sopore around 3 a.m.
During the raid 15 people involved in different cases of timber smuggling were arrested.
He said in this regard a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been initiated. (GNS)