Tura, April 20, 2019
Agitated with the rise in cases of smuggling of illegal forest timber, an angry mob set fire on a vehicle carrying ‘illegal’ timber.
The incident took place near Rongjeng Reserve in East Garo Hills of Meghalaya at around 10:00 pm on April 18th 2019.
As per reports, a group of locals spotted a vehicle bearing registration no ML 05B 8983 moving suspiciously from the Rongjeng Reserve. The villagers signalled the vehicle to stop near the PWD office under Rongjeng Police.
The driver escaped from the spot and the irked villagers burnt the car with the timber inside, said a local. Post the incident the residents have urged the district administration to look into the matter and bring a solution to the problem at the earliest.