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16 khair trees cut illegally in Yamunanagar village

Panchayat land reserved under Section 4 of Forest Act

16 khair trees cut illegally in Yamunanagar village

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Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, April 2

A total of 16 khair trees were cut illegally from panchayat land in Kathgarh village of Yamunanagar district.

On the complaint of Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) Kartik Chauhan, a case has been registered against unidentified persons under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code at the Bilaspur police station.

The complainant said when the theft came to the notice of the Kathgarh gram panchayat, it passed a resolution on March 22.

He said as per the resolution, 16 khair wood trees were cut from the panchayat land on the intervening night of March 9 and 10.

He said the elected members of the gram panchayat enquired about the theft in the area, but there was no information about the accused persons.

“The resolution reads that the trees were cut illegally by unidentified persons. This area of the panchayat land is reserved under Section 4 of the Forest Act,” the complainant told the police.

According to information, cutting trees in the areas reserved under Section 4 of the Act, without the department’s permission, is a crime.

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