Wooden slabs worth Rs.100 mn seized in Uttar Pradesh

March 7th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by admin  

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 7 (IANS) The police have seized six trucks carrying illegal wooden slabs worth Rs.100 million at the border with neighbouring Delhi, a top police official said here Friday. Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Ratan told reporters that a police team Thursday night chased six trucks carrying wooden slabs across the border evading commercial taxes to the tune of Rs.2.5 million.

The police team was fired upon from a Tata Safari car, which was accompanying the illegal consignment, but no one was injured, he added.

The police arrested two men while three others escaped. After interrogating the arrested men, the police claimed that the trucks belonged to mafia leader Jai Bhagwan.

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