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3500 willow clefts being smuggled to Punjab seized in Kathua

Posted on Dec 07, 02:45PM | UNI

Police seized willow clefts being smuggled to Punjab at Lakhanpur in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"One the intervening night of December 5 and 6, police on specific information laid down a nakka near RTO office Lakhanpur and intercepted a truck JK14A-8940," police spokesman here today said.

He said during checking, 3500 willow Clefts loaded in the vehicle and were being illegally transported illegally from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab State were seized.

"Driver managed to escape from the spot while a case under FIR number 97/12 under sections 6/15/16 Forest Act, 3 Willow Clefts Act has been registered and investigations are in progress," the police added.