Chhattisgarh: Khair wood logs worth Rs 2 cr seized in Raipur

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Raipur, Mar 12 (PTI) A total of 1,300 khair wood logs worth Rs 2 crore being transported to Punjab were seized from a truck in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district, police said on Friday.

The seizure was made late Thursday night under Mandir Basaud police station limits based on a tip off received by the Raipur police's cyber cell, said Inspector Ramakant Sahu.

'We stopped a truck with Haryana registration number and a search revealed 1,300 khair wood logs estimated to have a market value of Rs 2 crore. The vehicle's driver, Kishan Singh, could not give a satisfactory explanation about the cargo. Khair wood is used to extract 'kattha', which is an essential ingredient in making pan,' he said. PTI TKP BNM BNM