Man arrested in Arnas for allegedly setting fire to forests

Reasi, May 18: DFO Reasi has intimated to SSP Reasi vide his office letter dated 17.05.2016 that the Range Officer Thakrakote telephonically informed that during operations in Comptt. No.30/Thakrakote Range near Mora Berrigalla Chandi forest field staff observed that somebody had again been setting fire in forest areas. It was also informed to SSP Reasi that because of naturally tough terrain and the distance involved, the forest staff had been unable to catch the offender.

Arnas Man Arrested for allegedly setting fire to forests

On further investigation the forest officials came to know that one Abdul Rashid s/o Mohd Hussain r/o Mora Berigalla may be indulging in setting fire in forest area, i.e., Thanpal, Raskeen etc. and requested the SSP for his apprehension for enquiry.

On this input, a Police team headed by Inspector Arvind Sambyal, SHO P/S Arnas under the supervision of Sh. Zaffar Iqbal Nawaz, KPS SDPO Arnas, Sh. Sanjay Singh Rana, KPS Addl. SP Reasi and overall supervision of Sh. Sujit Kumar, IPS SSP Reasi, swung into action and after great efforts, the above mentioned suspected person was been apprehended by the police team and was handed over to forest department Reasi for further enquiry.

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