timber mafia

Suspected teak wood smuggler killed as vehicle overturns

A suspected teakwood smuggler from Coorg was killed when a vehicle, laden with the wood, overturned at the Regional Forest Park at Induvalu in Mandya early on Friday. Manju (40) is the deceased. Manju, who was part of a four-member gang, had entered the Induvalu Nature Park (Induvalu Prakruti Udyanavana) late on Thursday night and…

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Timber worth crores of rupees stocked at a house in seized

The District Crime Investigation Bureau (DCIP) personnel, following a tip off, raided an estate at Nalkeri village, Srimangala in South Kodagu and have seized timber worth crores of rupees which were illegally stored in the premises of the estate besides arresting a person yesterday. While the arrested person is identified as Kallichanda Noban, the seized items include…

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Forest Dept to Lokayukta: We have “lost” Sudarshan’s Rap Sheet

Sholas forests at Brahmagiri Wildife Sanctuary. Image: By L. Shyamal  via Wikimedia Commons The Karnataka Forest Department seems to have lost the Lokayukta report indicting and recommending action against G.A. Sudarshan, the Conservator of Forests(presently serving Shimoga), for his involvement in letting the timber mafia chop down trees in the Western Ghats forests in Kodagu in…

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Rosewood seized

Shanivarsanthe RFO S.M. Jaya Prakash and staff intercepted a mini lorry and seized rosewood logs worth 4 lakhs. The logs were being illegally transported from Ooruguthi to Hassan.

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The Forest Dept and Timber Mafia Party busted

If we thought the threat to rape Coorg forests is only from the Mafia, we must have been day dreaming. Some of our very own, who are there to protect the forests of Coorg were caught red handed colluding with the Timber Mafia. And they are not some small fish. The DCF ( Deputy Conservator…

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