Assam forests department on Monday busted an illegal bench mill at Mohanbari in Dibrugarh district.
During the raid, a modern machine used for cutting timber along with a large quantity of timber were seized.
Meanwhile, a massive operation to stop such illegal mills operation from Dibrugarh has been initiated by the forest department.
Acting on specific information, a team from the Dibrugarh Forest range office launched a search operation and busted the illegal bench mill.
“We will continue our raids against the illegal functioning of bench mills,” said a forest official.