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Kingpin of interstate gang of khairwood smugglers held in Himachal

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

The kingpin of an interstate gang of khair wood smugglers was arrested in Himachal Pradesh's district today, police said.

Superintendent of Police told that was arrested after the interrogation of gang members -- Shamshad, Lali and Akram.

The three were arrested about a week ago by a team of special investigative unit (SIU) of Nahan with 226 logs of khair wood, whose market value was over Rs 4.5 crore, he added.

As per their modus operandi, the gang members used to steal wood from forests areas, hire pickup-vehicles and sell them out of the state, he added.

"was the kingpin of the gang. Till now only the small peddlers had been arrested. Further investigations into the case are on," Malpani said.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 20:15 IST