The festive season saw rampant smuggling of timber from various community forests of Sunsari. More than 15,000 cubic feet of sal (Shorea robusta) worth over 50 million rupees is reported to have been smuggled from Janajagriti, Amaha and Kalindra community forests of Bharaul, Sunsari. According to members of community forest user groups, about 80 timber smugglers aided by their associates would enter the forest areas with tractors and smuggle timber by terrorizing them. According to sources, over 80 sal trees have been felled and smuggled from the Janajagriti community forest alone.
The Himalayan Times