5 forest officers suspended

Rajbiraj, November 20:

The District Forest Office, Saptari, has suspended five of its employees — including ranger Suka Dev Prasad Sinha — working with Saptari’s Kusaha range post on Sunday.

Actions agaqinst the five were taken after 21 tractors laden with timber were found hidden in the range under their jurisdiction.

A team under Sagarmatha zonal administrator Ram Kumar Subba on Friday has seized the 21 hidden tractors , an official with the District Forest Office, said.