DFO seizes ‘Khayar’ timbers illegally felled in Dhading
DHADING: The Division Forest Office (DFO), Dhading seized numerous illegally felled Acacia catechu (Khayar) timbers within the forest space of Tripurasundari Rural Municipality-Three, on Thursday.
The Khayar timber have been felled at a time when the federal government has imposed a nationwide lockdown to stop the unfold of COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the world comes underneath Sub-division Forest Office, Salyantar, native residents lodged criticism on the DFO suspecting the involvement of staffers from the sub-division workplace. They urged the DFO to cease the unlawful felling of the timber.
Assistant Forest Officer Loknath Lamsal on the DFO knowledgeable that 680 cubic ft of felled Khayar timbers have been seized from Dandekhola and Thulibesi group forests in Mulpani space. He stated the seized timbers have been saved in Mulpani underneath the care of ward chair of Tripurasundari-Three, Lokendra Kumar Thapa, and Forest Consumers’ Committee.
Acting on a tip-off, a group from the DFO raided the forest space in Mulpani and seized the timbers. However, no smugglers have been discovered on the website. Ward chair Thapa stated the catechu timber have been felled with out permission.
Meanwhile, the illegally reduce timbers have been marked and saved close to the residence of native Laxman Baniya and Ramhari Baniya.
Locals have suspected the involvement of the forest workplace staffers and the Forest Consumers’ Committee within the unlawful act of felling the timber throughout nationwide lockdown.
They have additionally suspected the involvement of two native timber contractors who’re at giant. Local Jagadish Baniya demanded that motion needs to be taken in opposition to those that engaged the contractors within the smuggling actions.
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