Forest staff live away from area, Teak smuggling continues

Afzal Khan from Bhopalpatnam in Chhattisgarh says teak smuggling in the area continues. This week a team led by few forest guards and daily wage laborers caught teak worth Rs 2.5 lakhs from Indravati river while being transported to Andhra. State has appointed more than a dozen full time staff to stop this smuggling but they do not live in the area. He requests us to call Forest Officer Mr Alok Prasad at 094242055331/08435558332 to enquire about it. For more please call Afzal ji at 9406152118

Posted on: Nov 12, 2011. Tags: AFZAL KHAN FOREST

Live reporting of the arrest of Shikshakarmis in Chhattisgarh

Afzal Khan from Bhopalpatnam in Chhattisgarh is reporting live when hundreds of Shikshakamis ( Para teachers) got arrested while demanding better facilities for themsleves. These para teachers are on strike from 6th November in the entier state and thousnads of them have been arrested in similar fashion in various places in the whole state. For more Afzal Ji can be reached at 09406152118

Posted on: Nov 08, 2011. Tags: AFZAL KHAN CHHATTISGARH

Teak smugglers also drying the wood in open now in Bastar

Afzal Khan from Bhopalpatnam in Chhattisgarh says smuggling of teak wood is continuing unabated in the area. Now the smugglers have become so powerful that they are also drying the wood in the area. This was exposed when some forest guards caught some teak wood being dried. He says the officials do not live in the area and this kind of activity is going on all over the area. For more Afzal ji can be reached at 09406152118

Posted on: Nov 05, 2011. Tags: AFZAL KHAN BASTAR

Bank keeping Tendu collection money for loan repayment!

Afzal Khan from Bhopalpatnam in Chhattisgarh is talking to an adivasi who tells him that Govt has sent cheques as bonus for Tendu leaf collection in 2007. But when they go to local State Bank of India the bank officials are telling that the money is deposited as a return for loan taken by them. The person says I have not taken any loan and I do not recall if my father or grandfather took one but how can that be repayed by few hundred rupees. For more Afzal ji can be reached at 09406152118

Posted on: Oct 29, 2011. Tags: Afzal Khan

Teak smuggling continues unabated despite Naxal warning

Afzal Khan from Bhopalpatnam in Chhattisgarh says mafia from Andhra is active in this area from many years who take away teak wood through Indravat river. But he says now the situation has reached such an alarming rate that mafias are active just 3 kms from the Bhopalpatnam city. Naxals have also tried to stop the smuggling from time to time but they are also not effective and it looks forest dept does not want to do anything about it. For more Afzal ji can be reached at 09406152118

Posted on: Oct 26, 2011. Tags: Afzal Khan

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