Revenue Department seizes 70 felled teak trees in Wayanad
While the forest and police officers are investigating the alleged felling of centuries-old rosewood trees from personal plantations in the Muttil South village limits in Wayanad district by misinterpreting a authorities order, the Revenue Department officers on Wednesday morning seized 70 teak trees axed from Puthan Kunnu, close to Sulthan Bathery, in Noolpuzha village.
The teak wooden, practically 19 cubic metres, was felled from the four-acre income pattaya land (land earlier underneath Revenue Department from which title-deed holder can’t fell current trees) underneath the possession of A. Shamsudheen of Puthan Veettil at Puthan Kunnu. The seized wooden had been shifted to the timber depot of the Forest Department at Kuppady, Revenue Department sources stated.
The trees, axed in November final yr, have been minimize into 192 items and stored on the personal land, sources stated.
A case has been booked in reference to the incident.
Meanwhile, the police have registered circumstances towards timber merchants who had procured rosewood trees from 12 tribal individuals in Vazhavatta space in Muttil South Village limits. They have been booked underneath numerous sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. They had procured the trees at low costs by deceptive the tribespeople, the police stated.
According to the Forest Department, the foyer had felled 202 cubic metres of big rosewood trees at 42 websites in Muttil South village at low costs by misinterpreting a authorities order.
The police have additionally registered circumstances towards 68 individuals, together with 12 tribal individuals, in reference to the incident.