Timber mafia arrested

Rourkela: Three persons including a timber mafia were arrested and about 125 cubic feet of teak and sal wood seized from them in Sundargarh district.

The three were nabbed during raid by a mobile squad of forest officials at Birmitrapur on Tuesday and the wooden sleepers seized from them were valued at about Rs 2.5 lakh, forest sources said.

They were forwarded today to a local court which remanded them to jail custody.