Uttarakhand floods: Stolen wood seized from locals



Muzaffarnagar: Wood worth lakhs of rupees, allegedly picked up by locals when it came flowing in the Ganga from flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, was on Tuesday recovered by police in Ferozpur village.

"A team led by sub-divisional magistrate Arvind Tripathi yesterday raided Firozpur village and recovered wood worth lakhs of rupees, which were allegedly taken by villagers," SSP Manzil Saini said.

District authorities had received complaints that villagers in Firozabad, Shukertal, Bahupura, Bhokaheri, Hajuipura, Sikri, Biharighar, Maharaj Nagar and Sitabpuri, were lifting wood floating in Ganga river, Saini said.

More raids will be conducted, he added.

PTI