Bhaderwah, February 23:

Timber was seized from an illegally run sawmill in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Sunday, officials said.

The owner of the mill, Nawaz Ganai, escaped before a raid was carried out on the mill, Bhadarwah Divisional Forest Officer Chander Shekhar said.

He said the raid was conducted after specific information was received that Ganai was running a sawmill illegally near Chinar Mohalla on the Seri Bazar-Sartingal road.

He said a case under Indian Forest Act has been registered against Ganai.