Sand carrying lorry detained, forest dept officials injured in attack

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Mar 19, 2017 : At least five persons including a Beat Officer, a Forest Guard were injured near Panisagar raiwaly station area when forest officials tried to seize a truck full of sand.

According to reports, Distrct Forest Officer (DFO), North Jayakrishna VK, Addl DFO Neeraj Kumar Chanchal, Range Officer Sailendra Malakar were also suffered injuries.

Two forest personnels- Pandit Reel Halam, Beat Officer and Rashamoy Chakma, a forest guard were admitted in Sanicherra hospital as their injuries were serious.

An FIR was lodged in Churaibari police station against four persons- Jakir Hussain, Maklish Miah, Sona Miah and Jamil Ahmed under section 353/332/34 IPC.

According to the FIR, a team of forest department headed by the DFO went to supervise a work near Churaibari railway station on Saturday. “When the team was returning to Dharmanagr, they spotted a truck loaded with sand was moving towards Sanicherra area. Forest department officials stopped the lorry and asked the driver to show document for carrying sand. But he could not”, the FIR said.

Sensing trouble, five to six miscreants attacked the DFO, Addl DFO and other officials with lethal weapon. They also started pelting stone on the forest department officials that resulted in injury of five persons, said OC Bijoy Sen over telephone on Sunday.

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