6 held for Udayapur forest encroachment, erxtraction

UDAYAPUR: As many as six persons was arrested for extracting stones by encroaching a forest area near the Manibas stream of Udayapur district on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, the Sundarpur Area Forest Office, Sector One, impounded six tractors and arrested the drivers involved in the extraction.

The impounded vehicles have been kept at the Udayapur District Forest Office.

Police said similar cases have been reported in the area earlier as well.

Further investigation into the case is underway.