Six District Forest Officers and two forest officers who were accused of smuggling of timber last year have been set free by the District Forest Office Banke, west Nepal, after issuing them a warning. The District Forest Officer quoted "Issuing a warning against the guilty means the guilty is punished. The accused might be dismissed if they repeat such a mistake". However, none of the accused was formally charged. The trend of releasing forest employees without booking them is normal.
The Kathmandu Post